Unemployment in the Gran Resistencia fell to 7.1% in the first quarter of 2022, and was just above the national average, which was 7%as reported on Thursday by the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (Indec).
Also, the Chaco metropolitan area was among the ten urban conglomerates with the highest unemployment rate in the entire country. The list is headed by Gran Córdoba, with 9.7%, followed by Gran Tucumán-Tafi Viejo (9.6%) and Partidos del Gran Buenos Aires (8%).
Likewise, The Great Resistance has the worst unemployment rate in the NEA, with 7%, well above the other conglomerates in the region: Posadas has 4%; Corrientes, 4.3%, and Formosa, 4.6%.
According to official data from Indec, the unemployment rate (TD) –people who do not have a job, are available for work and are actively looking for work, as a proportion of the EAP- in the Great Resistance registered a moderate drop of 1.3 percentage points compared to the fourth and last quarter of 2021, when it had been 8.4%.
The Indec reported this Thursday that unemployment in Argentina remained at 7% in the first quarter of this year, the same level it had had in the fourth quarter of 2021.
RATE OF ACTIVITY AND EMPLOYMENT
On the other hand, while unemployment fell in the Great Resistance, there was an increase in the activity rate and the employment rate.
The activity rate (TA) -which measures the population that have an occupation or that, without having it, are actively looking for it, over the total population. It is made up of the employed population plus the unemployed population – it rose to 42.6%, against 42.1% in the previous quarter. However, the activity rate is well below the national average, which is 46.5%.
Meanwhile, the employment rate rose to 39.5%. In the third quarter of 2021 it had been 38.6%.
THE LABOR MARKET, REGION BY REGION
Between the regions, those that showed the highest unemployment were the Pampean and Greater Buenos Aires regions, with 7.4% and 7.3% respectively. For its part, it stands out that the region with the lowest TD was Patagonia (4.8%).
Meanwhile, the regions that presented the highest activity rates were Cuyo (47.9%), Pampeana (47.4%) and Greater Buenos Aires (46.7%). For its part, the one with the lowest activity rate was Northeast (43.6%).