Puerto Lumbreras continues to lower its unemployment figure, consolidating itself as one of the benchmarks in job creation in the Region of Murcia.
The total volume of unemployed in the municipality reached 667 unemployed at the end of February 2020, with a decrease of almost one point compared to the previous month.
The municipality continues to increase its positive data, since compared to the same period of the previous year the number of unemployed decreases by 0.59 percent year-on-year.
In addition, last month's is one of the lowest data in a February since 2009.
The local unemployment rate is 6.20 percent, almost 8 points below the national average.
The number of unemployed people in Puerto Lumbreras has fallen by 426 in the last seven years, assuming a decrease of almost 40 percent.
Regarding the contracting, in the month of February 386 contracts were carried out, without positive data regarding the previous month.
On the other hand, the number of Social Security affiliations in the month of January 2020 was 4,897, so it has increased by 71 more affiliations, assuming a growth of 1.45 percent year-on-year.
The number of affiliations according to Social Security data has increased by 628 in the last 5 years, assuming an increase of 14.40% compared to 2015.
According to statements by the Councilor for Employment José Manuel Sánchez "this tendency to lower unemployment is very good news for our town, and that is that unemployment in Puerto Lumbreras has fallen in five of the last six months. This is the result of the great efforts that we are making from this government team to generate employment in the municipality through different training actions and the promotion of employability. "
Source: Ayuntamiento de Puerto Lumbreras