In the first quarter of 2022, the flows in the labor market (hiring, transformations, terminations) resumed the pre-pandemic levels, compromised in the two-year period 2020-2021 by the health emergency with the related closures and restrictions.

Overall, both the hires (1,865,000) that the terminations (1,515.00) have exceeded the level of 2018-2019 and the transformations have also approached the maximum level previously recorded in 2019.Observatory on the insecurity of the INPS. The net change records a positive balance of 350,345 employment relationships.

Among the terminations of permanent contracts there was, in the first quarter of the year, a strong increase in layoffs of an economic nature (99,288) and disciplinary (31,014) respectively equal to + 162% and + 48% in the annual comparison. Resignations also increased, rising to 306,710. The INPS recalls that in the first quarter of 2021 the economic layoffs were still blocked by the regulations introduced in 2020 with the pandemic.

Resignations are also increasing which rise to 306,710 and record an increase in the first quarter of 2022 compared to the corresponding quarter of 2021 (+ 35%) and 2019 (+ 29%).

The annualized balancei.e. the difference between the flows of hires and terminations in the last twelve months and which identifies the annual change in employment positions, after the negative trends recorded in the most acute months of the first phase of the pandemic, starting from March 2021 a continuous recovery, points out the INPS Observatory. In March 2022 there was a balance of 763 thousand job positions. +

For what concern occasional job, workers employed with occasional service contracts (Cpo) in March 2022 amounted to around 14 thousand units (up by 25% compared to the same month of 2021); the average monthly gross amount of their effective remuneration is equal to 247 euros.

As for the workers paid with the securities of the Family Book (Lf), in March 2022 they were about 13 thousand, a decrease of 75% compared to March 2021, a period in which the baby sitting bonus it was provided through the family booklet; the average monthly gross amount of their effective remuneration is equal to 193 euros.