Based on the data kept at the District Labor Offices, the number of registered unemployed at the end of January 2021, reached 32,333 persons. Based on the data corrected for seasonal fluctuations, which show the trend of unemployment, the number of registered unemployed in January 2021 decreased to 29,579 persons compared to 30,328 in the previous month.
The number of registered unemployed increased by 23.3% at the end of January 2021, on an annual basis
Compared to January 2020, there was an increase of 6,119 persons or 23.3% attributed mainly to the sectors of trade (increase 1,833), construction (increase 901), professional, scientific and technical activities (increase 724), manufacturing ( increase (620), education (increase 554) and new entrants to the labor market (increase 1,049). (Table 2)
It is pointed out that, according to the information of the Department of Labor, the comparison of the data from March 2020 onwards, with the data of previous months is not considered objective. This is due to the implementation by the Public Employment Service of the emergency measures announced by the Ministry of Labor, Welfare and Social Insurance for automatic renewals of the registered unemployed and new registrations of unemployed without physical presence in order to avoid the spread of the disease.
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