The Balearic Islands, second community with the highest number of CDIs in 2021

The Balearic Islands, with 63,536 CDIs, are the autonomous community with the second highest such percentage to contract in 2021, representing 17.78% of the total, and is exceeded only by Madrid, with 18.73%.

According to data from the registers of the State Public Employment Service (SEPE), the percentage of permanent contracts in relation to the total number of contracts signed shows great differences depending on the territory and, while Madrid is close to 19%, in the province of Jaén it does not reach 3%, six times less.

These data, made public this week by the Ministry of Labor and Social Economy, and corresponding to the close of 2021, show how the objective set by the Royal Decree-Law, of urgent measures for labor reform , the guarantee of employment stability and the transformation of the labor market, which has just entered into force, is still far from being achieved. Only one in ten contracts signed last year, exactly 2,113,341, or 10.90% of the total of 19,384,359, was open-ended, but this proportion almost doubles in some communities and provinces and is reduced by half or less in other.

By local authority, the highest percentages of permanent contracts corresponded in 2021 to Madrid, 18.73%; the Balearic Islands, 17.78%; and Catalonia, 15.09%.
Above the average were also the Canary Islands (12.59%) and the Valencian Community (11.23%), as well as Ceuta and Melilla (13.34% and 11.16%, respectively) and almost Aragon (9.94%), Galicia (9.86%), Castile and Leon (9.72%), Murcia (9.67%), Asturias (9.62%) and Basque Country (9. 35%).

Castile-La Mancha (8.69%), La Rioja (8.66%) and Cantabria (8.12%) ended the year above 8%, while the lowest percentages were those of Navarre (6.85%), Andalusia (6.28%) and Extremadura (5.21%). %). Four provinces in the south of the Peninsula showed even lower rates: Córdoba (4.60%), Badajoz (4.57%), Huelva (4.06%) and Jaén (2.97%); and others were slightly above: Cáceres (6.96%), Seville (6.93%), Granada (6.18%), Guadalajara (6.12%), Cadiz (5.79%) and Palencia (5.59%).

On the other hand, besides Madrid and the Balearic Islands, other provinces had relatively high percentages, such as Girona (16.61%), Barcelona (15.80%), Castellón (13.47%) and Santa Cruz de Tenerife (13.09%), or to a lesser extent Lleida (12.35%), Las Palmas (12.16%), Huesca (12.11%), León (12.09%) and Alicante (11. 78%). Comparing these data with those recorded two years ago, in the third quarter of 2019, before the pandemic, the percentage of workers with a permanent contract increased more in Murcia (5.1 percentage points), La Rioja ( 3.1) and the Balearic Islands (2.9), as well as the Canary Islands (2.2), Andalusia and Castile and León (1.6), Galicia (1.4), Catalonia (1), Castile -La Mancha (0.7), Extremadura (0.4), Cantabria (0.3) and Asturias (0.2).