Pamplona (EFE).- Registered unemployment in the employment offices rose in Navarra last January by 388 people, 1.23%, the lowest increase in all the autonomous communities behind only the Balearic Islands, according to the data published this Thursday by the Ministry of Labor.
With this increase, the total number of unemployed remains at 31,998 people, which represents a decrease of 819 unemployed in the annual rate, 2.50%.
By sectors of activity, unemployment has only fallen by two compared to December, and thus in agriculture there are 1,524 unemployed after increasing by 29 people, industry has 4,014 after descending by 98, construction remains with 1,401 unemployed after decreasing by 9 , services reach 21,870 with an increase of 406 and in the group without previous employment the number of unemployed is 3,189 with an increase of 60.
By gender, the data from the Ministry indicate that 12,747 unemployed are men and 19,251 are women, a proportion that is reversed among those under 25 years of age, with a total of 2,875 unemployed, 1,469 men and 1,406 women, but which confirms the worst employment situation in women among people over 25 years of age, totaling 29,123 unemployed, 11,278 men and 17,845 women.
In the case of foreign people, registered unemployment reaches 7,078 after growing by 156 compared to December, 2.25%, of which 1,908 are from EU countries and the rest from non-EU countries.
23,597 contracts signed in Navarra
Regarding contracting, the Ministry indicates that in January 23,597 contracts were registered in Navarra, 1,342 more than the previous month, which represents a growth of 6.03%, although in the annual rate there is a decrease of 6,180 contracts, 20 75%
By type of contract, 5,743 are permanent, 24.34% of all those signed, 1,412 more than in December, 32.6%, and 2,979 more in annual rate, 107.78%, and another 17,854 contracts signed in January, 75.66%, have been temporary, 70 less than in December, with a fall of 0.39%, and 9,159 less in the annual rate, -33.91%.
The sector that has made the most contracts has been services, with 14,866, followed by industry with 7,119, agriculture with 1,020 and construction with 592.
Regarding benefits, data from the Ministry indicate that last month 7,412 contributory benefits, 1,336 subsidies and 110 insertion incomes were requested in Navarra and 7,076, 1,170 and 103 were registered, respectively, leaving the total number of beneficiaries of unemployment benefits in 17,213 people, with an average of 992.2 euros in contributory benefits.