The data on unemployment registered during August reinforce the positive trend in the reduction of the number of unemployed in El Rosario “and reach figures similar to those before the start of the pandemic.” This is indicated by the Rosario Consistory, and they point out that there are currently 1,475 unemployed in the municipality, 107 less than in the previous month (1,582), which represents an interannual reduction of 7.7%. Thus, “an unemployment rate similar to that of August 2019, the last pre-pandemic summer, is reached, when the percentage of jobseekers was 18.15%.”
In March 2020, the start date of the incidence of the coronavirus in Spain, the number of unemployed in El Rosario was 1,480 people and an unemployment rate of 18.81%. In comparison, last August it reached the lowest number of unemployed people since February 2020 (1,357) and the lowest in the 18 months of the pandemic, whose peak occurred in February 2021, with 1,659 job seekers. and an unemployment rate of 19.85%.
The mayor of El Rosario, Escolástico Gil, highlights in a note that, “although the total number of unemployed people is still higher than the minimum we had before the pandemic, it is practically the same as in August 2019, so we are reaching figures similar to those before the appearance of covid-19, which increased unemployment due to the economic crisis.
«From the Consistory we remain committed to mitigating, as far as possible, the destruction of employment with the organization of employment plans and, precisely for this reason, in the plenary session last August we approved a budget modification of 408,000 euros to financially provide the new employment plans and Training Programs in Alternation with Employment (PFAE) planned for the municipality in 2022 ”, recalls the first mayor in the statement in which he takes stock of the current situation in this municipality.