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The self-employed are also suffering with special virulence of the pandemic’s impact, especially in terms of employment. In particular, according to the report prepared by the National Federation of Associations of Persons Self-employed ATA from data provided by the Ministry of Labour, in the last year have been left to create 134.904 jobs linked to the collective self, of the 94.012 were workers hired by self-employed persons . It has also fallen the number of self-employed in 40.892 people. That is to say, the employment generated by this group has fallen in the past 12 months 10.1%. Double the decline registered in the system, where employment decreased by 5%.

with Regard to the so-called employers self-employed have also registered a sharp decline, accentuated by the Covid-19, falling 8.1%. In absolute terms, has resulted in 36.181 self-employed employers less in just a year.

For Lorenzo Amor, president of ATA, “the fall in employment, under the umbrella of the self-employed in the last year doubles of the total system , and reflects the difficulties of maintaining employment.” In addition, in his opinion, not only lost employment, but self-employed employer by what they found “we are on an emergency situation and it is necessary to adopt urgent measures to save self, to save companies and save jobs,”

Fewer employees, contracted

In particular, according to the report of ATA, the number of wage workers hired by a freelance has gone from 928.022 people in June 2019, at the current 834.010 registered in the sixth month of this year. A decline of 10.1%, that is to say, a destruction net 94.012 jobs.

Since ATA have noted that, from the data of this study, it can be noted that from the self that have an employee to your office until you have more than five have been forced to fire and reduce your templates . The most affected those self-employed who have 5 or more dependants, where it has posted a decline of 16% in the number of wage workers. That is to say, 41.499 people hired less than a year ago.

again, the firms with smaller size are less likely to have had to lay off. In particular, the number of workers whose single partner/boss is a self-contained has retreated 6.2% from the 227.730 people in June of last year until the 213.710 this June.

Falls in between the self-employed, physical and corporate

To June 30, it had registered 3.246.557 self-employed in the Special Scheme for Self-employed Workers (RETA), of which 1.990.758 are self-employed natural person, that is to say, given high with your ID and the remaining 1.255.799 are societies . Or what is the same, the self-employed discharged in their activity under some kind of legal form.

Both options have regressed this past year: self employed person have fallen in 23.706 contributors, which has led to a decline of 1.2% and to utónomos corporate have fallen in the same period in 17.186 contributors, a decrease of 1.4%.

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