Every day, 53,959 professionals are absent from work in the Community

A total of 53,959 professionals in Castilla y León were absent from work on average daily during the second quarter of 2022. Among them, 41,774 did so with sick leave and 12,184 without valid reason, according to the study Randstad on work absenteeism.

The absenteeism rate in the community is 6.2%, the same as the national average. The volume of professionals who have lost their jobs in the Community represents 4.3% of the country’s total.

Across the country, 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 Spain 6.2% of the total agreed hours are lost, a reduction of 0.9% compared to the previous quarter. Absenteeism not due to temporary incapacity, ie unjustified, has a rate of 1.4%.

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 recorded during the second quarter of 2022.

Next come Asturias (6.9%), Galicia (6.8%), Navarre (6.6%), the Region of Murcia (6.5%), Catalonia (6.3%), the 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, are the Balearic Islands (5.5%) and the Community of Madrid (5.3%).

With regard to the volume of workers in total absenteeism, they exceed 100,000. 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 during 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).


Regarding the sectors, Randstad Research reveals that services are those where absenteeism is the highest, with a general rate of 6.3%, close to 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 business sectors that recorded lower absenteeism rates during the second quarter of 2022 are real estate activities, advertising and market research, the leather and footwear industry (all three with 4 .1%), the sale and repair of automobiles and motorcycles, and Motion picture, video, television programme, sound recording and music publishing activities (each 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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