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The municipality of Torre Pacheco leads the decline in unemployment in the Region of Murcia in the last three years (04/01/2019)

After being one of the municipalities most punished by the outbreak of the bubble, the municipality has recovered more than 1000 jobs in the last three years and leads the creation of employment in the Region of Murcia, with a reduction of 31% in the number of unemployed in the last three years, since December 2015, 11 points above the regional average (20%), being the second municipality that most reduced its rate of unemployment after Beniel, and the first among the ten municipalities with the largest population, standing 10 points above the average (31% against 21%), also leading among the largest year-on-year growth, with almost nine points of difference (15% in Torre Pacheco compared to 6% in the rest of municipalities).

In 2018, therefore, the decrease in unemployment was 15%, also higher than the regional average by 10 points, which meant that 321 people left the SEF lists.

This is the lowest figure since November 2008, in the moments before the bursting of the housing bubble that caused a great destruction of employment and business fabric in the municipality.

Accumulates the municipality three consecutive years of decline in unemployment, in all economic sectors, and although it is the services sector that employs a greater part of the population, it is agriculture and the primary sector which in relative terms represents a greater increase of employment.

The modernization and modernization of the sector, as well as the consolidation of the agro industrial sector, has also allowed the reduction of seasonality, despite the fact that high temporality is maintained.

However, December was a significantly good month for permanent employment, with 208 fixed contracts, compared to 173 for the same period last year, which represents an increase of 20%.

The Councilor of Finance and Spokesman of the Local Government Team, Carlos López, has highlighted the good number of employment this 2018, and the sustained growth that has been taking place in recent years.

"The important boost of economic and business sectors, political stability, legal security in the municipality and improvement in the economic situation of the City Council, have accompanied this growth," said Lopez, who has also indicated that the intention of the team of Government will continue being "not to increase the fiscal pressure to companies and, therefore, to maintain the freezing of taxes that we imposed 3 years ago", to favor the economic growth and the creation of employment.

The Mayor of Torre Pacheco, Antonio León, stressed that "Torre Pacheco is once again an attractive municipality to invest and develop business projects, thanks to the boost of its strategic economic sectors, such as agriculture, but also to local development policies and promotion of young and innovative employment being carried out by the Local Government ".

León also noted that the intention of the Local Government is to continue "capturing investments that allow to generate more employment and of the highest possible quality", as well as "make own investments, improving public service infrastructures, that make our municipality more attractive for commercial activities , of services and tourism. "

Source: Ayuntamiento de Torre Pacheco

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