The mayor of Marbella, Angeles Munoz, has made a balance in the matter of employment together with the councilor of the branch, Christopher Garreyhas highlighted that the city has registered in 2022 the lowest unemployment in a month of June for 14 years with 8,787 unemployed, which is 510 less than in May and 4,402 less than in the same period of 2021.
In addition, he highlighted that Marbella is the municipality with more than 40,000 inhabitants with the least unemployment in Andalusia, with a rate of 12.80% in May and close to 12.09% in June. In June there have been 9,307 contracts, 1,662 more than in May and 2,424 more than in the same month of 2021. Likewise, the number of Social Security contributors has risen to 74,674 in May and reflects an increase of 2.73% compared to April with 1,989 more. In the year-on-year comparison, there is an increase of 12% compared to May 2021, with 8,411 more contributors, according to data provided by the Consistory in a statement.
The councilor stressed that “one of the most relevant and positive data is that which refers to the freelancers“, since it reflects an increase of 10% compared to May 2019, adding 1,241 workers and reaching in 2022 the highest figure in the history of the city with a total of 13,809, which places the town in second place of the ranking of the province”.
According to the company creationhas said that Marbella breaks a record again, going from 18,522 in 2019 to more than 20,000 this year, which is 2,000 more companies than before the pandemic and gives the city sixth place in the national ranking, surpassed by Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Seville and Malaga, and being the first that is not the capital of the province.
Finally, the mayor has specified that the opening licenses They have also experienced growth since 2019, going from a total of 700 to more than 1,100 during 2020 and 2021, a trend that is expected to continue in 2022 and that means that three new businesses open in the city every day. In this sense, he has highlighted “the bet we are making to promote entrepreneurship, since the cost of this process is completely free in Marbella”.
In short, for Muñoz “these data are very satisfactory and reflect that the actions that are being promoted in this area are giving results”, while he assured that “although turbulent times may lie ahead, from the City Council we will continue to implement measures that guarantee the generation of wealth and employment”.