In June of this year, formal youth employment of the private sector reached 1 million 11,000 workers, which meant an interannual increase of 7.7%. That is, more than 72,000 jobs were generated in relation to the result of the same month in 2021, according to statistics from the Electronic Form of the Ministry of Labor and Employment Promotion (MTPE).
In that sense, for the youth daythe PEMT revealed in the sixth month of the year the employment record of people between 15 and 29 years of age exceeded pre-pandemic levels, increasing by 985,000 jobs compared to the figures for June 2019.
Likewise, between January and June, the average youth participation was positioned at 28% within the total distribution of formal private salaried employment.
In terms of remuneration, the information from the MTPE electronic payroll shows that formal salaried workers up to 29 years of age received S/ 1,652 on average monthly between January and June 2022. This result represents a growth of 1.8% when compared to the remuneration of June 2021, when it amounted to S/ 1,623 per month.
In line with the national pattern, the remuneration of young people is S/ 1,286 below what those 30 years of age or older received (S/ 2,938)because the latter have greater experience, skills and qualification level.
Careers most requested by employers
For its part, the Occupational Demand Survey (EDO) of the MTPE shows that most of the permanent personnel to be hired (70%) do not require a specific age, while 23% consider that they should be 30 years old or more and only 7.0% refer that they should be 29 years old or less.
The most in-demand careers for new permanent positions that require education Basic or intermediate level technical skills are: Administrative Assistant, Store Sales, Office Automation, Commerce, as well as Tourism and Hotel Administration.
Those who require higher technical education (technical professional) demand Systems Analysis, Database Modeling, Administration and Automotive Mechanics. While, Employers looking for workers with higher university education demand more professionals from Administration, Industrial Engineering and Systems Engineering.