The index of production in construction decreased -2.5% in year-on-year terms (3 months moving average, working days and seasonally adjusted), down by 0.7 percentage points from November.
Employment and wages and salaries change rates stood at -0.1% and 1.3% (-0.1% and -2.8% in the previous month, respectively).
In the year 2020, index of production in construction decreased 3.5% (growth of 2.7% in 2019). Employment and wages and salaries diminished, in 2020, 0.5% and 1.0%, respectively (increases of 2.2% and 5.5% in 2019).
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