The construction sector saw the second-highest increase in unemployment in March after the service sector, as 59,551 people lost their jobs, up by 23% compared to the previous month. The decrease in employment in March is the highest ever recorded in the historical series and does not include workers whose jobs have been suspended or whose hours have been reduced as a result of an ERTE.
In January 2020, unemployment in absolute terms in the construction sector was 277,744, up slightly by 0.99%. In February, there was a slight fall, of 0.8%, to 275,485 unemployed people. In March, that number rose to 300,679.