The regional industry has created almost 17,000 jobs in a year and reaches its maximum of employed since 2008

The number of workers employed in this sector has passed in one year from 71,500 to the current 88,400, an increase that is very much in above the national rise in the same period

It is the sector that most increases the number of workers in the Region, followed by agriculture and construction

The industrial sector of the Region of Murcia has won in the last twelve months a total of 16,900 employed workers, as reflected by the National Institute of Statistics (INE) in its latest Survey of the Active Population.

In particular, the number of people employed in the industry has gone from the 71,500 that were counted a year ago to the current 88,400, the highest figure since the third quarter of 2008.

This is an increase of 23.64 percent in the number of people employed in this activity, a figure much higher than that of the whole country, which registered a slight drop of 0.11 percent.

The Region is the autonomous community that has increased the number of employed people in this sector during the last year, followed by 11.19 percent increase in Andalusia, the 9.17 percent increase in Extremadura and 6.11 percent in a hundred percent rise in the Canary Islands.

Likewise, the industry is the sector that increases more annually its number of workers in the Region, above the 12.57 percent of increase of employed in construction and 8.89 percent in agriculture.

On the other hand, those employed in the service sector decreased by 2.36 percent.

Given that the INE shows that the Region of Murcia has gained 18,200 employees in all sectors within the period of the last twelve months, 93 percent of these new workers are brought together by the industrial sector.

Currently, 15 percent of the 604,600 workers in the Region of Murcia develop their work in the industry, which estimates the National Institute of Statistics in total.

The weight of the rest of the economic plots reflects that 66 percent work in the service sector, 13 percent in agriculture and the remaining 6 percent in construction.

The economic and employment crisis caused the employment figures in the industry to fall to a 'floor' of 65,100 workers after the second quarter of 2013, but since then an upward trend has been maintained, which has led to an increase in 35.79 percent the volume of employed.

The industrial sector includes four specific activities: the manufacturing industry, which accounts for the largest volume of business in the Region;

the extractive industries;

the supply of electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning; and, finally, water supply, sanitation activities, waste management and decontamination.

Source: CARM

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