The Temporary Employment Regulation files (ERTO) in Catalonia they sink 83,000 and have already left temporarily more than 610,000 unemployed workers in the country. According to the latest figures announced by the Minister of Labor, Social Affairs and Families, Chakir el Homrani, the number of ERTOs in the territory as of this Saturday is 82,998, up 2.59% from this Friday. On the other hand, the number of workers affected increased by 1.61% to 612,795. As the minister detailed, 96% of the files signed in Catalonia were due to force majeure. The worst affected sectors are hospitality (which accounts for 23.5% of ERTOs), trade (18.5%) and artistic and cultural activities (6.5%).
Barcelona continues to be the region with the highest number of cases, with a total of 59,950 -1,570 more than the figures for this Friday. In terms of the number of workers, those affected by an ERTO climb to 480,745, an increase of 7,528 employees in the last 24 hours. Since the start of the week, 11,688 new files have been filed in Barcelona, out of a total of 94,560 employees.
In Girona, ERTOs have increased by 235 in a single day. According to the latest data from the Department of Labor, up to 9,511 companies in the region have filed a file since the coronavirus crisis. On the other hand, the number of workers who were suspended from the contract temporarily rose to 59,000 -1,004 more than Friday.
The companies that have presented an ERTO in the Camp de Tarragona are already 6,836, a figure that also stands above the 6,713 yesterday. The number of employees affected also increased, from 38,773 on Friday to 39,328 on Saturday.
The province of Lleida, meanwhile, has risen to 4,662 files, 121 more compared to Friday’s figures. As for workers, those affected by an ERTO increased to 25,692 this Saturday, surpassing the 25,186 recorded yesterday.
Finally, the number of employees who were forced to temporarily leave their job in Terres de l’Ebre reached 8,030 – an increase in absolute numbers of 37 workers in 24 hours -. In the Ebro, ERTOs went from 1,992 on Friday to 2,039 on this Saturday.