Between the third quarter of 2010 and the first of 2012 unemployment rose even though the economy added more jobs, according to the new Continuing Employment Survey released this morning by the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses.
Maria Elena Gonzalez, manager of the Institute said that unemployment increases the economic recovery meant that those who were not participating in the labor force decide to seek work, the market can absorb some, but not all and so unemployment rises.
Maria Luz Sanarrusia, responsible for the survey, said the study also shows a recovery in employment levels, as the employment rate (the working age population was employed) rose from 55% in the last two quarters of 2010 in the first two quarters of 2011 dropped and from that moment begins a recovery to 57% in the first quarter of 2012.
Sanarrusia commented that this is because the economy has created more jobs, but there have been more demand.
The Survey is a new statistical research on labor market developments. It is published quarterly.
Preparation involves visiting 9,024 homes per quarter. Each property remains in the sample four quarters.
Gonzalez added that the survey shows the fluctuations in the economy affects both urban and rural areas, and that women move in and out of economic activity more frequently than men.