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Wages Guarantee Fund. Companies, workers and benefits. Provinces

Wages Guarantee Fund. Companies, workers and benefits. Provinces 2020
Barcelona Girona Lleida Tarragona Catalonia Spain % Cat./Spa.
Companies affected (1) 1,963 213 113 269 2,527 15,460 16.3
Beneficiary workers 8,993 650 262 607 10,512 64,585 16.3
Benefits agreed (2) 76,337 5,699 2,068 4,386 88,490 459,149 19.3
Source: Ministry of labour, migrations and Social Security.
- (1) The number of companies in Catalonia does not correspond to the sum of the four provinces, because a company may be located in more than one province.
- (2) In thousands of euros.

Last update: June 29, 2021.

Methodological note

Definition of concepts

Wages guarantee fund
Autonomous administrative body run by the Ministry of Employment and Social Security whose aim is to guarantee, to the workers in the name of another party, that they will receive wages pending payment by the company, and any corresponding compensations or other contributions in accordance with current legislation. There are two reasons for this action: bankruptcy of the company, or suspension of payments, closures and others, and redundancy.

Methodological aspects

Unavailable information is represented using the symbol ":". When the value is lower than that of the minimum unit to be able to estimate the statistical operation or if it effects statistical confidentiality, the symbol used is "..".