Unemployment is 4.2% in Paraná and Concordia

Unemployment is 4.2% in Paraná and Concordia
Unemployment is 4.2% in Paraná and Concordia

The National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INDEC) published this Monday its report “Labor market. Rates and socioeconomic indicators” with unemployment data for the first quarter of 2024 in 31 cities in the country.

Among which is Concordia and Gran Paraná (the provincial capital along with San Benito, Oro Verde, Colonia Avellaneda and Sauce Montrull).

In the document you accessed ONE, Indec maintains that, at the national level in the first quarter of 2024, the activity rate – which measures the economically active population over the total population – reached 48%, the employment rate – proportion of employed people in relation to to the total population – stood at 44.3%; and the unemployment rate –people who do not have a job, are available for work and are actively seeking employment– was located in the 7.7%.

Within the active population, the region that had the lowest activity rate was Northeast (45.7%). In contrast, “the regions that presented the highest activity rates were Greater Buenos Aires (48.5%), Pampeana (48.5%) and Cuyo (47.8%).”

In a year-on-year comparison, The first quarter of 2024, employment marked a slight decrease: this year it was 44.3%, while in the same period of 2023 it was 45%. This is how Indec details it: “In the comparison with the first quarter of 2023, the activity rate showed a decrease of 0.3% (from 48.3% to 48.0%). The employment rate decreased by 0.7%. (from 45.0% to 44.3%) and The unemployment rate showed an increase of 0.8% (from 6.9% to 7.7%).”

INDEC regional data

As detailed in the Indec report, the Pampas region recorded 48.5% economic activity in the first quarter of 2024, an employment rate of 45.2% and a unemployment of 6.8%.

Furthermore, employed people looking for work represent 17.8% of the total population, underemployment – ​​that is, those who work less than 35 hours per week – is 11.9%, underemployed people seeking work are 9%. .1% and those who are underemployed but do not demand employment represent 2.7% of the total percentage of the region.

Meanwhile, in the Greater Paraná The activity rate registered 45.9% and 44% of people have jobs. The Institute’s figures also indicate that there is a unemployment of 4.2%, while 13.1% are employed people looking for another job, 10.1% are underemployed, 6.4% are underemployed seeking employment and 3.7% are underemployed not seeking more jobs.

For its part, in Concord, activity is 40.8%, registered employment, 39.1%, workers who demand jobs, 10.1%, unemployment stands at 4.2%. Underemployment is 10.7%, demanding underemployment is 8.6% and non-demanding underemployment is 2.2%.

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Thousands without work

In relation to the statistics referring to the population, Indec points out that in the Citrus capital, With a total of 165,000 people, 67,000 are economically active, 64,000 are employed, 3,000 are unemployed, 7,000 are employed but applying for work and 7,000 people are underemployed. In this framework, it is estimated that the unemployment rate in the first quarter is 4.2%.

In the case of Great Paraná, Of a total of 286,000 people surveyed, 131,000 are economically active. Of that figure, 126,000 have jobs, 5,000 are unemployed, 17,000 are employees looking for another job and 13,000 are underemployed. As in Concordia, the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses estimates a specific unemployment rate of 4.2%.

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