The number of people with registered work in the country reached 13.07 million in December, with a positive variation of 0.2% compared to the previous month (27.7 thousand more people), while in the interannual comparison the increase was 4.9% (607.9 thousand more workers), according to the latest report from the Ministry of Labor based on data from the Argentine Integrated Pension System (SIPA).
Of the total, 10.187 million people with registered salaried employment were counted (including the private sector, the public sector and work in private homes).
The level of employment reached in November 2022 is 4.4% above the value of February 2020 (262.9 thousand more people); and salaried employment was located just 0.1% below the historical maximum reached in December 2017, added the labor portfolio.
The group of people with registered salaried employment presented an increase of 0.2% in the last month (16 thousand more workers) was driven by private sector companies, where the number of workers grew 0.2% (14.4 thousand workers more); while employment in private homes presented a rise of 0.1% (0.7 thousand people) and public employment remained stable, according to the report.
In the year-on-year comparison, the total number of workers with salaried employment expanded 3.2% (+313.4 thousand workers), mainly due to the private sector (+4.4%, 263.5 thousand people), followed by growth in the public sector (+1.5%, 51 thousand more jobs), while work in private homes fell 0.2% in relation to the same month of the previous year (1.1 thousand fewer workers).
The monthly growth of registered salaried employment was verified in nine of the 14 sectors analyzed; while in three sectors it remained stable, and in two sectors a setback was observed.
Self-employment grew 0.4% (11.7 thousand workers) in relation to the previous month as a consequence of the increase in the number of workers and workers who adhered to the social monotributo (+11%, 60.8 thousand workers).