The National Administrative Department of Statistics (Dane) delivered its Informal Employment and Social Security report for the March-May 2022 quarter, and the entity highlighted as the proportion of informal workers in the period was 44.7% which meant a decrease of 3.1 percentage points compared to the same quarter of the previous year (47.8%).
Likewise, for the main 13 cities and metropolitan areas of the country, the indicator also showed an improvement of 3.1 percentage points, and in this case it went from 46.6% in 2021 to 43.5% for this year.
The Dane highlighted that for that period, in the 13 cities, the proportion of employed men who were informal was 43.5%, which meant a decrease of 3.9 points compared to the figure of 47.4% in 2021, while for women had the same rate, 43.5%, but in this case the decrease it was 2.0 percentage points in relation to the same quarter of the previous year (45.5%).
For the analysis period, of the 23 cities and metropolitan areas, those with the highest proportion of informality were: sincelejo (66.1%), Cúcuta and its metropolitan area (65.2%) and Valledupar (63.0%). The cities with the lowest proportion of informality were: Bogota D.C. (34.3%), Manizales and its metropolitan area (39.1%) and Medellin and its metropolitan area (41.4%).
Regarding the social security figures, it is noteworthy that 93.3% of the employed in the 13 cities and metropolitan areas in the moving quarter March-May 2022 reported being affiliated with social security in health, which represented an increase of 1.2 percentage points compared to the same quarter of the previous year (92.1%). Regarding pensions, the proportion of employed contributors was 56.4%.