| The number of unemployed registered last month in the municipality is 816, and the local unemployment rate stands at 7.59%, plus 8 points below the regional and national | Thursday, September 3, 2019.- The volume of unemployed in Puerto Lumbreras fell by almost 1 point last August, in contrast to the increase in the unemployment rate in Spain.
With this, the unemployment rate in the municipality stands at 7.59%, more than 8 points below the regional and national figure according to the latest data available in this regard.
The number of unemployed people has fallen by 264 in the last seven years in the town, representing a decrease of almost 25 percent. The economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have led to a year-on-year increase in unemployment in Puerto Lumbreras of 17 percent, a rise also below the national rate of 24.04% For its part, last July there was an increase of almost 1 percentage point compared to June in the number of Social Security affiliations, reaching 4,786, also producing a year-on-year increase of half a point compared to the same period of the previous year.
"The decrease in the number of unemployed in Puerto Lumbreras is news that gives hope within the difficult situation we are experiencing due to the economic effects of the coronavirus, although our goal is to improve the current data and that all Lumbrerenses who want to work, achieve a stable and quality employment From the government team we will continue working and adopting concrete measures to support self-employed SMEs and workers so that they can cope with the situation.and generating employment in the municipality through different training actions and the promotion of employability ".
Source: Ayuntamiento de Puerto Lumbreras