Labor Minister Fernando Arab referred to unemployment figures presented on Thursday morning by the National Institute of Statistics (INE), emphasizing the fall in unemployment by 0.1% relative to the previous moving quarter – from 6.8% to 6.7%.
According to the study 59,371 new jobs created compared with the same period of 2017.
In addition, he calculated that women's employment increased by 44,373, which is equivalent to 75% of the total employment created in the analyzed interval.
Arab also emphasized the trend Strengthening quality employment, because an employee increased by 42.954 people in twelve months, whereas a year ago he fell by 35,546 people.
On the contrary self-employment declined by 23,793 workers and a year ago he grew by 72,773 people.
“They once again reflect that Chile is at the implementation stage … it confirms the trend of sustainable quality improvement and job creation, where the forms of paid work today are the driving force, with contracts and contributions that are very different from the situation a year ago, where who pushed job creation, was engaged in self-employment, ”he said.
Along with this, he said that "we value the fact that INE includes in its analysis objective and specific data provided by the Pension Authority, since the data it provides are quite clear and convincing in terms of reviving our economy."
According to these data, the Arab assured that the number of donors increased by 164,918 compared with October-December 2017.