The number of employees in the taxi sector in 2019 is just above the 20.. The decline in that area has therefore stopped, although the labor market shrank in several respects last year. The total wage bill amounted to 176 million euros, while in recent years that amount has always been at least 400 million euros. The number of employers decreased further to 500 in total.

This is apparent from the Care Transport and Taxi Labor Market Figures of the Social Fund Mobility, an annual report based on the figures of the Transport Pension Fund. The figures only concern people in paid employment and therefore mainly contract transport. People under 22 and older than 176 years are not fully included in the research; this is a group of about 1.500 people of which 90 per cent 68 years or older.

Employee decrease seems to have stopped At the end of last year, the sector 20.90 employees, twenty more than at the beginning of 2021. This means that the decline that started in the first corona year (2019) has stopped. Beginning 2019 almost worked 25.000 people for taxi companies, end 2019 if only there were 20.176. The taxi employees’ end 2019 was 37 percent female and 35 percent male. Those proportions have been more or less the same for years.

The report also shows something about the trend in the sector. The employees at the beginning and end of the year are not all the same people; in total there were in 2019 spacious 29.000 people as employees active in the taxi industry. Those numbers were in 2019 and 2019 above the 35. and in 2019 it suddenly decreased sharply to a small 20.000. Out of just over 8. people who entered last year had more than 5. worked in the taxi industry before.

Fewer employers and smaller wage bill The number of employers in the taxi sector has been steadily decreasing in recent years, according to the SFM survey. In 2019 there were still 2018, a year later 757, in 2020 still 757 and last year 722. The number of bankruptcies was remarkably low: three last year against thirteen to fifteen in the previous years. Over the past five years, the total wage bill has always been 400 million euros or slightly more, with outliers to 500 and 478 million in 2019 and 2019. In 2019 the total payroll for the first time in a long time fell below the 400 million, with just under 300 million euros.

Long and short-term employment Employment of years or longer are rare, even if they were there last year with 25 slightly more than in previous years. Employment contracts of two years or less are plentiful: 4.500 in 2021, although that has gradually decreased from almost 7.500 in 2018. But that also applies to the total number of employment contracts: from over 16.500 in 2019 to almost 9.90 last year. During all those years, by far the most employment contracts were with on-call workers and the decrease in the total number is therefore mainly in that corner.

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