Last year concluded with 305 less registered companies in Euskadi, which is the first year of reduction since 2013. It is a decrease that also occurred in the number of freelancers, according to an analysis released yesterday by the Basque employers Confebask. This is a circumstance that contrasts with the slight increases recorded in 2018, added the business organization.
Thus, in December of last year, a total of 58,958 companies were registered in Social Security, a year-on-year decrease of 0.5%, due to the services and, above all, to the industry, since the construction sector went well. Gipuzkoa was the territory that worsened.
Worse than in Spain
The evolution was identical in the whole of Spain. Of course, with respect to the pre-crisis level, a decade earlier, The number of companies in Euskadi has decreased significantly more (-8.6%) than in the rest of the State, with -4.7%.
As regards the evolution of the number of self-employed workers in the Basque Country, its number stood at 170,967 people in December. Compared to the month of December of a year earlier, 2018, they were 1,519 less; that is, a year-on-year decrease of 0.9%.
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