After the stoppage of activity for more than three months, the unemployment and Social Security affiliation data show a clear tendency for companies to activate economic activity and employment.

This trend translates, on the one hand, in the departure of more than 1,100,000 people from ERTEs in the last month and, on the other hand, in unemployment figures and especially in Social Security affiliation.

The affiliation data show, with respect to May, an especially relevant growth in construction -40,383 more employees-, commerce -26,709 more-, administrative activities and auxiliary services -22,610 more- and hospitality -20,653 more affiliates-. However, the greatest falls in education were recorded, coinciding with the end of the school year -45,396 less-, and in the Special Agrarian System, with 41,596 fewer employees, derived from the end of some campaigns.

However, the evolution figures for the month of June reflect a fluctuation in employment, with almost 100,000 fewer members between the 1st and the 30th of the month, which would be quite aligned with the permanent adjustments of the restriction and containment measures, which condition notably the development of economic activity, and demand problems, where issues of lack of confidence of citizens and investors, of uncertainty come together and limitations on mobility.

In this context, we must appeal to the important role of ERTEs which, to the extent that they are endowed with internal flexibility, have emerged as an essential measure of adaptation to the level of activity and to preserve the greatest possible occupation.

It is also necessary to promote sectoral plans to reactivate activity and consumption, particularly in tourism, at this specific moment in the summer period, due to its weight in our economy and its driving effect in the rest of the sectors.

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