Nearly 27,000 people in the Balearic Islands miss work every day with sick leave


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

Randstad Research points out that in the second quarter of 2022, 33,682 inhabitants of the Balearic Islands are absent from work on average every dayof which 26,946 do so with a work stoppage and 6,736 without a valid reason.

The absenteeism rate in the community is 5.5%, ie seven tenths less than the national average (6.2%). The volume of professionals who have lost their jobs in the region represents 2.7% 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.

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Absenteeism at work means that in our country 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 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%).

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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).

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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 industries that saw lower absenteeism rates in the second quarter of 2022 are real estate, 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 another side, the highest percentages of absenteeism occurred in health activities (10.2%), assistance in residential establishments, social service activities without accommodation (10.1%), gambling activities gambling and betting (9.8%) and post and courier activities (9.6%) .

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