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Teleworking increased by 19.4% in 2023, to 3.06 million teleworkers, according to Adecco

However, almost 26% of the total teleworking that emerged during the pandemic has been lost.

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Teleworking increased by 19.4% in 2023, to 3.06 million teleworkers, according to Adecco

However, almost 26% of the total teleworking that emerged during the pandemic has been lost

MADRID, 20 Feb. (EUROPA PRESS) -

Teleworking closed 2023 with an increase of 19.4% in the interannual rate, up to 3.06 million people who worked at least occasionally from home in the fourth quarter of the year, according to the 'Adecco Monitor of Opportunities and Satisfaction in the Employment' by Adecco.

Before the pandemic, the number of teleworkers was 1.64 million, a figure that reached a maximum of 3.55 million in the second quarter of 2020. Of those 1.91 million teleworkers that emerged as a result of the pandemic, They have lost 494,500 (-25.8%) and 1.42 million remain.

However, the proportion of teleworkers in the total employed, taking the four-quarter moving average as a reference, increased 0.9 percentage points in the year-on-year comparison, up to 13.6%, which is 2.6 percentage points less than the highest figure in the historical series (March 2021).

By autonomous communities, as happened in 2022, teleworking in 2023 was carried out mainly in the Community of Madrid, which reached 22.7% of teleworkers and, to a lesser extent, in Catalonia, with 14.9%. %.

Furthermore, in 2023, another community joins those that are above the national average: the Valencian Community, with 13.8%, being the second community that shows the greatest growth compared to the previous year, only behind Madrid.

On the other hand, when comparing the situation of Spain with the data of other countries, it is observed that despite the increase in 2023, the gap with respect to the European Union (EU) would have increased compared to the previous year by 2 percentage points, up to -10.5 percentage points.

In this way, among the 20 largest EU countries, Spain occupies 13th place, one above where it was in terms of the penetration of teleworking in 2019, according to Eurostat data.

In relation to part-time hiring, there are about 25,600 fewer people working part-time compared to 2014, down to 2.87 million employees, the lowest proportion since March 2011, compared to 3.13 million jobs. full-time jobs created since 2014.

Thus, if at the end of 2014 15.9% of those employed worked part-time, nine years later that proportion is 13.3%, which is 0.2 percentage points below the figure for 2022.

Furthermore, in the last twelve months, 87,600 jobs of this type have been lost; At the same time, 695,400 full-time positions have been created. On the other hand, the previous year, 15.7% of the employment created was part-time (43,700 jobs).

By territory, the number of part-time workers decreased in six autonomous regions, while full-time employment increased in all regions simultaneously except for La Rioja.

The greatest decreases in the group of part-time employees are those of Extremadura (-10.4% year-on-year), Castilla y León (-8.1%) and Castilla la Mancha (-6.6%). Despite this, there are cases of significant increases in part-time employment, such as in Cantabria (18.9%) and the Basque Country (14.0%).

However, the Basque autonomous community has remained the region with the highest proportion of part-time employees (16%). In relation to the EU average for part-time jobs (17.8%), Spain is 4.5 percentage points below.

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