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In May 2013, the number of salaried employed persons in industry fell 0.5% versus the figure in the immediately previous month, in the seasonally-adjusted series, after having been stable for the last few months. That was the most significant decrease since December 2009 (-0.6%). With these results, the quarterly moving average index recorded negative change of 0.1% in the quarters which ended in May versus the previous month, and has remained stable since July last year. Over May 2012, industrial employment faced decrease of 0.7%, the 20th negative result in a row in this type of comparison, being slightly above the April figure (-0.5%).
July 10, 2013