Absenteeism due to illness falls in the second quarter of the year

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The percentage drops to 6.5%, although it is much higher in the service and industrial sectors

According to a report published by Adecco on Thursday, absenteeism in Spain has fallen significantly, from 7.5% at the start of the year to 6.5% in the second quarter. The most important absenteeism due to illness has also fallen sharply, namely that due to temporary disability leave (TI), which fell by eighteenths in the second quarter to 5.1%. However, both percentages are slightly higher than a year ago, despite a higher incidence of Covid-19 being recorded then.

Absenteeism varies greatly per sector. For example, service comes first, with a rate of 7.5%, one point above the general average. The level is also above average in industry, rising to 6.7%, while in construction it falls to 5%.

These three sectors also show high rates of absenteeism due to temporary incapacity for work. In the second quarter, for example, the services sector had a percentage of 5.9%, industry 5% and construction 4%.

Likewise, it fluctuates a lot depending on the sections of activity. Absenteeism from work is stronger in residential care, with a rate of 11.3%; in those of social services without housing, by 10.9%; and in gambling and gambling activities (10.5%). On the other hand, the lowest percentages are in cinema, video and television programming, sound recording and music publishing, at 3.2%, and in employment-related activities, at 3.3%.

Among autonomous communities, the highest percentages are recorded in the Canary Islands, at 7.5%, and in Galicia, at 7.4%. In the case of the islands, this percentage decreases year-on-year by 2.2 percentage points, while in Galicia it increases by 1 percentage point in one year.

On the other hand, the regions with the lowest rates are the Balearic Islands, at 4.9%, where there is also an annual decline of 2.9 percentage points, and Extremadura, at 5.9%, half a percentage point more than a year ago.

While absenteeism is falling, accidents at work are increasing, with an incidence of 234 accidents per 100,000 inhabitants during the working day (+19% yoy) and 32 for commuting. The incidence in itinere has increased by 22% compared to 2021.

The highest number of accidents during the working day is for men between the ages of 16 and 19 and women between the ages of 20 and 24. The greatest number of accidents occurs between the ages of 40 and 44 for men and between 45 and 49 for women at work.

The number of accidents caused by the coronavirus fell four points in this second quarter (although they are up 582% year-over-year) to 18 per 100,000 people. The autonomous communities with the highest number of accidents involving sickness absence due to the coronavirus in the second quarter were Cantabria, with 200 per 100,000 inhabitants, and La Rioja, with 97.

Source: La Verdad

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