Valladolid, (EFE).- Castilla y León started 2023 with 3,635 more unemployed in January than in December, a 2.98 percent rise and the sixth largest regional increase in absolute data, above the 2.49 national increase , which leaves 125,634 unemployed in the Community, 4,435 less than a year ago, while in that first month 11,030 Social Security affiliates were lost, up to 929,448.
Nationally, Social Security lost an average of 215,047 affiliates in January after the end of the Christmas campaign, while unemployment has risen by 70,744 people in a month that is usually bad for the labor market.
By autonomies, unemployment only fell in January in the Balearic Islands, with 297 fewer unemployed, with increases in the rest, led by Andalusia (21,048), the Community of Madrid (11,140) and the Valencian Community (6,776).
In annual terms, registered unemployment decreased by 4,435 unemployed in Castilla y León compared to January 2022 (-3.41%); and in Spain in 214,681 unemployed (-6.87%).
Unemployment rose in all provinces, more so in Soria and Segovia
By provinces, unemployment increased in all the provinces of the Community with respect to December, especially in Soria and Segovia, which recorded increases of 5.6 and 5.37 percent in each case.
In Ávila unemployment rose 2.89%, in Burgos 2.94%, in León 2.95%, Palencia 2.82%, Salamanca 1.99%, Valladolid 2.30% and in Zamora 4.84 %.
The services sector added 3,394 of the unemployed
By sex, in January 2,340 women entered the unemployment lists in the Community, up to 74,154; and 1,295 men, up to 51,480; with increases of 3.26 and 2.58 percent in each case.
By age groups, the Community added 383 unemployed under 25 years of age in that first month of the year, up to 9,506.
In January, 43,791 contracts were formalized in Castilla y León, which represents 2,405 less than the previous month, -5.21 percent, an indicator that was positive in the national average, with a 0.91 percent rise.
Of these contracts, 16,177 were permanent, which represents 2,325 more than the previous month, with a rise of 16.78 percent, with a better performance than the national average of 14.25 percent.
Of those more than 125,000 unemployed received some unemployment benefit in the Community, 72,459, with data in this case from December, of which 36,127 contributory benefits, with 32,735 subsidies and 3,597 active insertion income.
The occupied fell in all the provinces, especially in Zamora and Ávila
Regarding Social Security affiliates, who decreased by 1.17 in the Community (-1.06 national), they fell in all provinces compared to the previous month, more in Zamora and Ávila, with decreases of 1.89 and 1.80 percent in each case, followed by 1.55 from Segovia, and 1.28 from León.
In Burgos the fall was 1.01 percent compared to December, in Palencia -0.62, with -1.03 in Salamanca, -1.09 in Soria and -1 percent in Valladolid.
Compared to January 2022, the Community has 7,397 more contributors, a 0.8 percent increase, compared to the 2.31 average national increase. EFE