translated from Spanish: Formal construction employment fell by 3.9% in 2019

During 2019, formal employment in the construction industry fell by 3.9% according to the Institute of Statistics and Registration of the Construction Industry (IERIC). In December, it recorded the lowest historical level of registered posts since 2006. The 359,613 put it 9.1% below the average for all December sentries. Compared to December 2018, the number of formal posts decreased by 10.4% and marked the sharpest fall since the end of 2016, with 16 consecutive months of retraction year per year. When the average of all 2019 is considered, the sectoral occupancy volume was down 3.9% year-on-year. Almost all provinces in the country exhibited in December a monthly fall in their level of sectoral employment, with the exception of Santa Cruz.La City of Buenos Aires, after reaching a peak of occupation in March 2019 with 88,250 registered jobs, completed since then 9 months of consecutive decline, with a loss of nearly 15,000 jobs. In January 2020, 23,109 active employers were registered, 1.8% below the level of a year ago.  In addition, the number of employers was the lowest by January, since 2011.

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