November is a month that traditionally reflects declines in terms of membership, and this year it is reduced by 53,114 people (-0.27%), due to the termination of contracts in the Hospitality sector.

In seasonally adjusted terms, the behavior of affiliation, on the contrary, was favorable during last November, with a growth of 30,610 affiliated persons. The average number of affiliates reached, without the seasonal component, 19,421,278 workers, this is the highest figure in this range since March 2008. This indicator indicates an estimate that corrects the influence of the time of year, according to the experience of the previous exercises.

It should be noted that the number of women affiliates experienced a 2.80% growth in the last year, standing at 9,029,311. It is the fifth month in which the number of women employed exceeds 9 million, since last May when this figure was reached. On the other hand, the group of male affiliates, which amounted to 10,347,567, grew by 1.82%.

Interannual growth

In interannual terms, the System gained 431,254 affiliates, which represents 2.28% more than in November 2018. The good performance of the General Regime stands out, which alone adds 417,266 workers (2.67%). The growth reaches 3.11% (449,699 more affiliates) if we talk about the General Regime without taking into account the special Agrarian systems for others and the Home.

The number of affiliates of the Special Scheme for Autonomous Workers also increased, which added 14,955 persons employed compared to the same month of a year ago. The year-on-year rate stood at 0.46% in November.

The Sea Regime fell 0.35% (-227). The Special Coal Regime accounted for a decrease of 739 members (-36.14%).

Membership increased in all autonomous communities in the last year. In this sense, the growth of the Region of Murcia (3.13%), Madrid (3.08%), Andalusia (2.76%), Navarra (2.71%) and the Valencian Community (2.69) stand out %).

Inter-monthly evolution

With respect to the month of October, the System computed 53,114 less affiliated persons (-0.27%), with which the total stands at 19,376,878. The General Regime fell by 48,892 affiliated persons, with a decrease of 0.30%, reaching 16,041,754 workers. In November, the membership grew in absolute terms, mainly in Education, in 26,723 workers; in Commerce, Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles, (15,222); Professional Scientific and Technical Activities (4,428); Construction (4,197) and Manufacturing Industry (3,217).

On the other hand, the greatest decreases were registered in Hospitality (-105.048); Agriculture, Livestock, Hunting, Forestry and Fishing (-3,539).

As for the Special System for Agrarian employees, the month ended with 202 fewer members (-0.03%), and stood at 739,974 employed. For its part, the Special System of Household Employees accounted for 644 more members (0.16%) and registered 397,385 workers on average.

The Autonomous Regime registered 3,269,092 members in November after subtracting 2,884 workers in the last month.

The Special Regime of the Sea registered 1,315 fewer affiliates (-199%) to stand at 64,725. Finally, the Special Coal Regime had 23 fewer employees, up to 1,306 average members.

By autonomous communities and cities, the largest increase in the number of affiliates was registered in the Valencian Community (1.28%), followed by Ceuta (1.05%) and Madrid (0.74%). The largest decrease occurred in the Balearic Islands (-15.59%), followed by La Rioja (-1.54%), Extremadura (-1.18%) and Castilla y León (-1.02%).

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