Unemployment continues to gallop in Cartagena in the midst of the pandemic and at the end of the April-June moving quarter the unemployment rate stood at 19.4%, the third lowest in the country.
Although the Dane report does not specify the number of layoffs in the city in the period, from the data of people employed in that period, which were 324 thousand, compared to the 343 who worked in the last moving quarter (March-May) , it is deduced that about 19 thousand people would have been laid off.
One of the most surprising data on the results of the labor market revealed yesterday by the Dane is the dramatic decrease that domestic employment has shown in the city, which went from 18,000 people in January of this year to just 6,000 at the end of June. , which means that about 12 thousand people who worked in domestic chores would have lost their jobs. The drop is greater than 66%.
In June 2020, “the country’s unemployment rate was 19.8%, compared to 9.4% registered in the same month of 2019. In the 13 cities and metropolitan areas this rate was 24.9%, 14.2 percentage points more than that presented in June of the previous year (10.7%). These two variations are statistically significant ”, reveals the Dane.
The country’s employed population, in June 2020, was 18.3 million people, 4.3 million less employed compared to the same month of 2019.
Neiva (40.6%), Ibagué (37.6%) and Popayán (33.7%), the cities with the highest unemployment rates. Barranquilla, with 15.9%, had the lowest unemployment.