Teleworking in Spain: the coronavirus promotes an option that only affected 7.9% of those employed

The expansion of the coronavirus through Spain and the drastic measures to stop its expansion in autonomies such as Madrid, the Basque Country or La Rioja with the closure of educational centers has made teleworking up to date. Specifically, according to the “Adecco Monitor of Opportunities and Job Satisfaction” prepared by the Adecco Group Institute, in Spain, the proportion of employed people who work – at least occasionally – from their home continues its progressive increase. In the fourth quarter of 2019 alone, 7.9% of the total number of employed persons has teleworked, four tenths more than a year ago. A figure, which is equivalent to just over 1.5 million people and “represents a new historical maximum.”

The number of employees who telework has grown in 12 autonomous communities, especially in the Balearic Islands and Catalonia, reaching, with increases of 9.1% and 9.3% in the number of workers who opt for this modality, respectively.

On the other hand, part-time employment in Spain has remained at 14.6%. This is the lowest proportion since December 2012. According to the “Adecco Monitor of Opportunities and Job Satisfaction”, if the unemployment rate by autonomous communities is analyzed, it is observed that the three with the highest unemployment rates exceed the highest high in Europe and even triple the community average: Extremadura (21.5%), Andalusia (21.2%) and the Canary Islands (20.5%).

Also the proportion of qualified jobs has continued to rise. In the fourth quarter of 2019, 33.2%, five tenths above the record of a year earlier, has been reached in Spain as a whole. In addition, it is the highest proportion in at least 20 years. Regarding the evolution of the group of people employed in medium and low qualification tasks, this has been reduced in Castilla-La Mancha, Extremadura, Galicia and the Basque Country, but has grown in all others.

The number of strikes has increased in all quarters of 2019. In the last quarter of last year, there have been 15.8 conflicts per 100,000 companies (+ 15.8% year-on-year). Although the number of strikes has increased, the number of workers participating in them has decreased. On average, each strike had a minor follow-up. In Spain as a whole, participants in strikes decreased 16.6% year-on-year, leaving 36.6 strikers for every 10,000 employed. .

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