The scope of the kurzarbeit regime in Austria has been steadily declining
The scope of the kurzarbeit regime in Austria has been steadily declining following the resurgence of all sectors.
According to the latest data from the local Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, there are currently 45,637 people registered in the kurzarbeit regime in 6,398 companies. Demand is thus well below the original expectations of 100,000 to 120,000 people.
"This shows that the labor market and the whole economy are developing better than expected," the APA agency quoted Labor Minister Martin Kocher as saying.
At present, it is most important that those sectors that have not yet fully recovered from the lockdowns gradually return to normal.
About a quarter of the people in the kurzarbeit regime work in the field of transport and warehousing.
"The explanation is the continuing exchange rate in air transport," the ministry added.
In May of this year, there were more than 40,000 transport employees in this regime. There are currently around 8,000 people in the manufacturing
sector, but shortages of raw materials and supply problems play an important role here.
In the area of accommodation services and gastronomy
, the number of people in the kurzarbeit regime decreased significantly after their reopening. About 8,000 people currently work in this mode, with 90,000 still in May.
The situation in the shop, where there are more than 5,000 people in the exchange rate, has improved significantly, while 42,000 people worked in this way in May. There are around 2,000 employees in the tourism industry in the tourism industry and only about a thousand in other sectors, such as arts and culture.