130,000 Madrid residents miss work every day due to sick leave


The human resources company Randstad has published its quarterly report on absenteeism at work, which analyzes the professional’s absence from work during the second quarter of 2022. For this study, Randstad has taken into account figures from the quarterly survey of labor costs by the National Institute of Statistics (INE).

Randstad Research points out that during the second quarter of 2022, On average, 129,240 Madrid residents miss work every dayof which 171,243 do so with sick leave and 42,003 without a valid reason.

The absenteeism rate in the community is 5.3%, nine tenths less than the national average (6.2%). the lowest rate in the country. The volume of professionals who have missed their jobs in the Madrid region represents 13.6% of the total for the country.

Nationwide, Randstad Research points out in its study that more than 1,260,000 Spaniards do not go to work on average every day. Exactly, during the second quarter of 2022, there were 1,261,633 professionals, of whom 22.1% (279,169) did so while not on sick leave, while 77.9% ( 977,054) were absent due to temporary incapacity.

Absenteeism at work means that in our country 6.2% of total agreed hours are lost, down 0.9% from the previous quarter. Absenteeism not due to temporary incapacity, ie unjustified, has a rate of 1.4%.

Euskadi, the Canary Islands and Cantabria, where the highest rate of absenteeism is recorded

Randstad also took the Autonomous Community into account when carrying out this study. Euskadi (8.4%), the Canary Islands and Cantabria (each with 7.3%), were the regions with the highest absenteeism rates during the second quarter of 2022. They are followed by Asturias ( 6.9%), Galicia (6.8%), Navarre (6.6%), the Region of Murcia (6.5%), Catalonia (6.3%), Aragon and Castile and León (each with 6.2%).

Already experiencing more modest absenteeism rates, below the national average of 6.2%, are Andalusia (6%), Castile-La Mancha, Extremadura and La Rioja (all three with 5 .9%) . The regions with the lowest absenteeism rate, a quarter more, were the Balearic Islands (5.5%) and the Community of Madrid (5.3%).

Madrid, C. Valenciana, Catalonia and Andalusia, leaders in absenteeism

As regards the volume of workers in total absenteeism, they exceed 100,000 in Catalonia (221,823), Andalusia (196,710), the Community of Madrid (171,243) and the Valencian Community (121,402), represent 56.4% of all professionals absent daily in the second quarter of 2022.

Already below 100,000 workers are the Basque Country (78,532), Galicia (75,154), the Canary Islands (69,306), Castile-La Mancha (59,431), Castile and León (53,959) and the Region of Murcia (42,842). With more moderate numbers are Aragon (36,419), Balearic Islands (33,682), Asturias (26,358), Extremadura (24,456), Navarra (19,305), Cantabria (18,403) and La Rioja (8,431).

130,000 Madrid residents are absent from work every day due to sick leave 4

The service sector, at the forefront of absenteeism

Regarding the sectors, Randstad Research reveals that services is where absenteeism is highest, with a general rate of 6.3%, closely followed by industry, with a percentage of 6.2%. The construction sector is the one with the lowest absenteeism, 4.7%, 1.5 percentage points below the average for the economy.

Specific industries that experienced lower absenteeism rates during the second quarter of 2022 were Real estate activities, advertising and market researchLeather and footwear industry (all three with 4.1%), Sale and repair of automobiles and motorcycles, and Motion picture, video and television program activities, sound recording and music publishing (both with 4%).

On the other hand, the highest percentages of absenteeism occurred in health activities (10.2%), assistance in residential establishments, social service activities without accommodation (10.1%), gambling and betting (9.8%), and postal and courier services. activities (9.6%).

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