More than 40,000 people without work, that is the reality of Lanzarote in the month of March 2021 in which data from the Ministry of Labor confirm that, on an island of 152,289 inhabitants, there are 19,872 unemployed people and 21,340 people in Erte.
This means that more than half of the active population of the island is not working due to the crisis generated by the coronavirus pandemic that is now one year old, a time in which it has hit the island economy hard and, especially, to the tourist sector, the engine of the island.
The biggest current fear is that, if formulas are not sought to recover the tourism sector and lift the economy, those 21,340 people who are in Erte could end up on the Inem lists.
In the case of the Canary Islands, February ended with 283,477 unemployed, a figure that represents an increase of 36% compared to February last year, or what is the same, there are 75,640 more unemployed than in February 2020.
In addition, the archipelago ended February with 89,559 workers affected by a temporary employment regulation file (ERTE), 5,156 more than in January, which represents an increase of 6.10 percent, according to data published this Tuesday by the Ministry of Labor. . Of every ten workers who currently have their employment suspended in Spain due to an ERTE, one resides in the Canary Islands, 89,559 out of a total of 899,383 at the end of February, 9.95%.