In Colombia, 3.6 mn employment contracts were lost in September

Although September marked a turning point for the fall in jobs, as the unemployment rate fell to 16.8%, the contracts of dependent and independent workers still see a contraction compared to last year, of 7.9% and 13, 1%, respectively. According to Dane, 3.6 million contracts ceased to exist as of September. There were 8.5 million dependent employment relationships and 2 million independent ones, compared to 9.3 million and 2.4 million for the same period of 2019, respectively. The sectors with the most increase in the suspension of contracts have been accommodation and food services (4.49%), exploitation of mines and quarries (3.61%), artistic activities (3.14%) and transport and storage (2.86%).

Source: Portafolio