The omens were good because in April the Basque Country fell just over 400 contributors away from achieving its record for affiliation to social security. And the 68,652 contracts signed in May have confirmed this good trend. May closes with 986,436 Social Security contributors, more than there were in July 2008 until now, the highest record in the historical series.
So far this year, contributors have already increased by 13,359. It is therefore the best record in the historical series and has managed to break the records that were recorded just before the outbreak of the financial crisis.
The data released today are also positive as far as the evolution of unemployment is concerned.
In May the number of unemployed fell by 2,202 people, to 113,352 unemployed. The data is still far from the 81,000 unemployed who scored the old INEM lists in 2008, but it does represent a reduction of 9,266 unemployed so far this year.
As far as employment is concerned, May has been the best month of this year 2022. In addition, all sectors have shown good behavior. Both the services sector, industry and construction have experienced a drop in unemployment.
Regarding the types of contract, the data indicate that the impact of the labor reform is beginning to stabilize. In April, 30% of the contracts that were signed were indefinite, more than double those registered in January. This contracting modality, however, this May has accounted for only 27.62% of the total.