The growth of the labour market has continued in the first quarter of 2017 2017-07-13

The favorable tendency of the salaried employment of 2016 continues in the first quarter of 2017, as shown by the statistics of the National Social Security Office. These statistics include for the first time also the employment by the local authorities and as such give a even more fuller picture of the salaried employment. Both the number of employed workers and the work volume have increased compared to a year before. The increase in employment in 2017 has accelerated with respect to the increase registered in 2015 and 2016 and keeps on reaching continuously new branches of activity.

Global view

Compared to the same period in 2016, the salaried employment has once again increased during the first quarter of 2017. Both the number of jobs (+ 1.8%) and the work volume (+1.6% in full-time equivalents) have increased. The favorable tendency on the labour market is present in the sector "Industry and Construction" as well in the “Commercial services” and the “Non-commercial services”.

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