Summer contracts cause a decrease in unemployment in the summer months in Galicia. Unemployment fell in the third quarter of the year by 2,500 people, for a total of 117,200, according to data from the active population survey (EPA) published by the National Institute of Statistics (INE). The number represents a decrease of 2.13% compared to the previous quarter.
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The data also shows an improvement compared to a year ago. In Galicia there are 17,700 fewer unemployed people, 13.11% less than at the end of the summer of 2022. In both cases, the behavior of the Galician market is better than the average of the state. In the third quarter of this year, unemployment increased by 92,700 people across Spain. Compared to a year ago, the number has decreased, but lower than in Galicia: the drop is 4.2% in the State.
The Galician community added more people to visible work and recovered the level of the number of unregistered workers since 2009. In the third quarter, 14,200 new jobs were created, which is 1.25% more than the previous three months. In total, there are more than 1.14 million working people in Galicia.
The unemployment rate stood at 9.29% in Galicia in the summer. By sex, it continues to be lower among men, with 8.43%, while for women it is 10.2%. This means that there are 54,900 unemployed men, compared to 62,200 women. The activity rate is 53.62%, a figure that once again remains below the state average, 59.41%.