Direct employment in mining activity added a total of 246,895 workers in July 2022, the highest so far this year. The figure represents a growth of 0.2% compared to what was registered in the previous month, as well as a year-on-year increase of 7.7% when mining employed 229,310 people, according to the Ministry of Energy and Mines (Minem).
For its part, the average employment generated by mining in the period from January to July 2022 was 241,076 workers, which is 5.9% higher than the annual average for 2021 (227,6325 people).
According to the Minem, the result for the seventh month of 2022 showed levels higher than those achieved during the last 10 years.
Mining jobs by type of employer
Regarding the type of employer, the jobs generated by contractors (mining contractor companies and related companies) in July represented 73.0% of the total participation, which reflected an increase of 8.1% compared to the previous year. declared in the same month of 2021.
On the other hand, the employment generated by the companies (mining companies) represented 27.0% of the total employment in mining, which is equivalent to a year-on-year increase of 6.5%.
Employment in mining activity by region
Áncash kept the first position with 31,831 workers, which represents 12.9% of the total participation. Similarly, Arequipa remained in second place with a total of 30,098 (12.2% share); and the Moquegua region continued in third place with 27,085 workers (11.0% share).
In the three regions mentioned, the highest figures reported for mining employment correspond to the companies Compañía Minera Antamina SA, Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde SAA and Anglo American Quellaveco SA, respectively.