A year ago there were 992,000. The report also reflects that there are 670,000 families without income, the highest number since the second quarter of 2016 and just 100,000 cases of the historical record.
At the end of 2013 when the economic crisis of the beginning of the last decade was tightening more than ever. They are crude, negative statistics, but muffled by the aid to the self-employed and the Temporary Employment Regulation Files(ERTE) in which thousands of workers still remain with suspended employment, although with income.
And they are data that also collect as inactive the unemployed who, during confinement, could not look for work because at that time it was impossible to do so, says Luis Ayala, Professor of Applied Economics at the National University of Distance Education (UNED) and specialist in Redistribution, Social Policy and Market. “The data for the next quarter is probably bad, very bad, although they will also reflect the reactivation of the economy,” he stresses.
The expert relates how during this health crisis informal protection networks have been strengthened – neighbors, family members, associations but also formal ones, fundamentally with the implementation of the Minimum Vital Income. Despite this improvement, Ayala lacks more involvement from the regional administrations and, above all, from the municipalities.
He stresses that the labor market was already precarious and with temporary contracts of a few hours and that the current crisis has shaken it even more.