His legacy at the start of the legislature, more precariousness and unemployment than when he arrived in Moncloa

The president of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, seeks an agreement with ERC to stay at the Palacio de La Moncloa. Although he has also requested the abstention of the PP or Citizens. Just when the legislature that could give him the chance to govern starts again, the latest employment and unemployment data from the Ministry of Labor have been known, which reveal that Sanchez leaves an inheritance of more unemployed and more precariousness That when he came to power.

Statistics do not deceive. When Sanchez arrived at his post in June 2018, a country was found in which the number of unemployed It was 3,162,162 people. In contrast, in November 2019 the number of unemployed amounts to 3,198,184. That is, despite the fact that the economy is still growing at a rate of 2% there are 36,022 more unemployed between the motion of investiture from Sanchez to Rajoy that appealed to the PSOE to La Moncloa and the start of the new legislature.

Meanwhile, the Government sells in its press release from the Ministry of Labor that registered unemployment is reduced, but does not take into account the effect of the calendar. In seasonally adjusted terms, Registered unemployment actually rises by 4,113 people in November. 53,114 jobs have also been destroyed.

To this is added an obvious increase in the precariousness during the brief mandate of Sánchez (much of the time in office), which now seeks to revalidate. The president of the Government found a labor market in which the number of indefinite contracts It grew between January and June 2018 at a rate of 16% and that of storms advanced 1.37%. That is to say, a lot more permanent than temporary employment was created.

On the other hand now 5.6% collapses temporary hiring So far this year, a clear symptom that the increasingly scarce employment created is temporary (temporary contracts do grow 1.68% between January and November compared to the same period last year).

All figures show a fact: the impact of a economic slowdown In the labor market it is no longer punctual, but stable. The affiliation data to the Social Security of the month of November 2019 (-53,114) is the worst since the same month of 2013 (-66,829), when Spain was still in the spotlight after a serious debt crisis which forced the Government to make large cuts in spending and tax increases.

Other worrisome statistics

In addition, the last two Active Population Surveys (EPA) INE or Eurostat data show that there is a crisis in the labor market. The European statistical office, for example, revealed a few days ago that Spain, the second eurozone country with the most unemployment after Greece, was the EU country where unemployment increased most in October.

Statistics revealed that unemployment had increased from 3,269,000 people in September 2019 to 3,283,000 in October this year. That is there were 12,000 more unemployed in the national economy in a single month, according to Eurostat. The second country where unemployment rose most in absolute terms was Poland, with an increase of 6,000 unemployed. In third place, Portugal, where the increase in unemployment was 5,000 people. With the data that the Ministry of Labor put on the table yesterday, this trend could continue in the future.