According to data from the Active Population Survey (EPA) released this morning, unemployment in Navarra has increased by 2.04% compared to the previous quarter and stands at 39,300 people. Thus, the first quarter of 2023 closes in Navarra with an unemployment rate of 12.13%, which ranks ninth among the state’s communities.
Survey data prepared by the National Institute of Statistics show that unemployment has increased by 6,400 people compared to the previous quarter, representing an increase of 19.54%, and by 5,700 people compared to the first quarter of 2022. shows growth. of 16.84%. Breaking down by sex, the female unemployment rate increased by 2.05% and stood at 12.13% in Navarra; Mardana rose by 2.03% to 11.69%.
The employed population also decreased by 2.81% as compared to the previous quarter and stood at 284,800 people, ie a decrease of 1.37% in employment over the previous year. In the full estimate, the number of employed persons decreased by 8,200: 4,900 males and 3,300 females.
The active population also decreased by 0.55% in the previous quarter, which stood at 324,100 people. On an annual basis, there has been an increase of 0.83% in the active population in the last 12 months.
EPA and registered unemployment
The data provided by the EPA contrasts with the trend of unemployment registered in Navarra in March, with a decline in registration in job search lists of 414 people and an average increase of 2,229 affiliations to social security.
It should be remembered that registered unemployment and EPA measure the same magnitude, although from different perspectives, as both aim to measure labor market development.
In the first case, people registered as applicants in the offices of the Navarre Employment Service-Nafar Lansare are counted. In the case of the EPA, a survey is conducted among a sample of the population selected with representative criteria, so that those who appear unemployed in the survey must have been unemployed and actively seeking employment during the week of the survey.
Different methodologies used to measure the same reality paint a different picture, with EPA data for two decades being unfavorable to employment growth in relation to registered unemployment.