The Balearics, second community with the highest number of permanent contracts in 2021
The Balearic Islands, with 63,536 permanent contracts, are the autonomous community with the second highest percentage of this type procurement in 2021, representing 17.78% of the total, and is exceeded only by Madrid, with 18.73%.
According to data from the State Public Employment Service (SEPE) registers, the percentage of open-ended contracts in relation to the total number of contracts signed shows great differences depending on the territory and, while Madrid is close to 19%, in the province of JaÃ©n it does not reach 3%, six times less.
These data, made public this week by the Ministry of Labor and Social Economy, and corresponding to the 2021 closing, show to what extent the objective set by the royal decree-law, of urgent measures for labor reform , the guarantee of the stability of employment and the transformation of the labor market, which has just entered into force, is still far from being achieved. Only one in ten contracts signed last year, exactly 2,113,341, 10.90% of the total of 19,384,359, was for an indefinite period, but this proportion almost doubles in some communities and provinces and is halved or less in others.
By local authority, the highest percentages of permanent contracts corresponded in 2021 to Madrid, 18.73%; the Balearic Islands, 17.78%; and Catalonia, 15.09%.
Above average were also the Canary Islands (12.59%) and the Valencian Community (11.23%), as well as Ceuta and Melilla (13.34% and 11.16%, respectively), and near Aragon (9.94%), Galicia (9.86%), Castile and LeÃ³n (9.72%), Murcia (9.67%), Asturias (9.62%) and Country Basque (9.35%).
Castilla-La Mancha (8.69%), La Rioja (8.66%) and Cantabria (8.12%) ended the year above 8%, while the lowest percentages were those of Navarre (6.85%), Andalusia (6.28%) and Extremadura (5.21%). Four provinces in the south of the peninsula show even lower rates: Cordoba (4.60%), Badajoz (4.57%), Huelva (4.06%) and the aforementioned JaÃ©n (2.97%); and others were slightly above: CÃ¡ceres (6.96%), Seville (6.93%), Granada (6.18%), Guadalajara (6.12%), Cadiz (5.79%) and Palencia (5.59%).
On the other hand, besides Madrid and the Balearic Islands, other provinces have relatively high percentages, such as Girona (16.61%), Barcelona (15.80%), CastellÃ³n (13.47%) and Santa Cruz de Tenerife ( 13.09%), or to a lesser extent Lleida (12.35%), Las Palmas (12.16%), Huesca (12.11%), LeÃ³n (12.09%) and Alicante (11.78%) ). Comparing these data with those recorded two years ago, in the third quarter of 2019, before the pandemic, the percentage of workers with open-ended contracts increased further in Murcia (5.1 percentage points), La Rioja (3 , 1) and the Balearic Islands (2.9), as well as the Canary Islands (2.2), Andalusia and Castilla y LeÃ³n (1.6), Galicia (1.4), Catalonia (1) , Castilla-La Mancha (0.7), Extremadura (0.4), Cantabria (0.3) and Asturias (0.2).