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Unemployment benefits. Beneficiaries. Provinces

Unemployment benefits. Beneficiaries by type of benefit. Provinces 2021
Barcelona Girona Lleida Tarragona Catalonia Spain % Cat./Spa.
Beneficiaries 178,805 29,747 13,172 33,288 255,012 2,036,344 12.5
Contributory benefits 100,574 17,323 7,448 17,566 142,911 922,856 15.5
Contributory 100,342 17,158 6,710 17,238 141,448 891,811 15.9
Temporary agricultural workers 232 165 738 328 1,462 31,045 4.7
Financial welfare benefits 71,856 12,430 5,288 15,533 99,945 969,412 10.3
Subsidy 70,185 10,968 5,027 13,766 99,945 798,581 12.5
Temporary agricultural workers 0 0 0 0 0 92,526 :
Income agricultural 0 0 0 0 0 78,305 :
Active income for labour insertion 8,047 1,456 698 1,956 12,156 144,072 8.4
Employment activation programme 0 0 0 0 0 4 9.5
Units: Annual averages.
Source: Spanish Ministry of Employment and Social Security.
Note: The agricultural subsidy is only applicable to the autonomous communities of Extremadura and Andalucía.

Methodological note

Definition of concepts

Beneficiaries of unemployment benefit
Worker in a legal situation of unemployment that at the end of the statistical period was receiving one of the following benefits: contributory benefits for unemployment, financial welfare benefits or active income for labour insertion.
Contributory benefits for unemployment
Benefits received by people that have been making contributions for a minimum of twelve months of the six years prior to the unemployed situation. The duration of the benefit is a maximum of a third of the period of contributions, the limit being two years.
Financial benefit
Right to monetary aid corresponding to the beneficiary when the conditions required for its acquisition are met.
Active income for labour insertion
Specific financial benefit for unemployed persons with special financial needs and difficulties finding employment that acquire the commitment to undertake activities of benefit to their labour insertion (Royal Decree 1369/2006, of November 24).

Methodological aspects

Unemployment benefits are managed by the SEPE (State Public Employment Service).

The information refers to the benefits that provide protection against unemployment related to the contributory and welfare areas, active inclusion income and the employment activation programme. To access the benefits it is necessary to have paid the prior contributions to the Social Security for this contingency and to meet the requirements required in each case.

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 "..".