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Wages Guarantee Fund. Companies, workers and benefits. Provinces

Wages Guarantee Fund. Companies, workers and benefits. Provinces 2021
Barcelona Girona Lleida Tarragona Catalonia Spain % Cat./Spa.
Companies affected 2,723 232 158 301 3,383 19,901 17.0
Beneficiary workers 11,329 1,035 434 711 13,509 73,878 18.3
Benefits agreed ( thousands of euros) 101,227 10,647 3,009 5,553 120,436 576,722 20.9
Source: Ministry of labour, migrations and Social Security.
Note: The number of companies affected in Catalonia does not correspond to the sum of the four provinces, because a company may be located in more than one province.

Last update: May 17, 2023.

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 "..".