After the Covid crisis, employment in the tourism sector increases in October
The tourism sector October off with 2,543,749 Social Security membersThe best data of the entire historical series for this month, and which also represents An increase of 6.4% compared to a year ago, according to figures released this Thursday by Turespaña. In addition, employment in the sector in October exceeded the figure registered in 2019, before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, with 109,668 more workers.
With this new increase, tourism job advertisements have closed for 17 months in a row. specific, There was an increase of 152,740 workers associated with tourism activities Compared to a year ago to represent a total of 12.6% of the national economy.
Differences were positive across all tourism branches: the hotel industry grew by 85,647 members (53,997 in food and beverage services and 31,650 in accommodation services); Travel agencies registered 4,794 new hires, while the increase reached 62,299 workers in the other tourism activities group.
Due to all this, the number of employees in the sector representing 80.7% of the totalAlso increased by 8% compared to the same month in 2021, while Self-employment rose by 0.2%. By autonomous community, employment in the hotel industry and travel agency/tour operator as a whole, with the exception of the autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla, increased in October.
Across statistics, the biggest increases were in Catalonia, Andalusia, the Canary Islands, the Community of Madrid and the Community of Valencia. In relative terms, the Canary Islands (9.9%), Catalonia (7.8%), or Andalusia (6.2%) show year-on-year increases.
One out of three jobs was created in tourism
As indicated by the Minister of Industries, Commerce and Tourism, Maroto RajeIn October, one in three new jobs was created in the tourism sector, which shows the decisive contribution of this industry to the recovery of the economy and employment in Spain.
In this sense he emphasized that Affiliation compared to a record year like 2019 It is intensified in October with respect to the records of the summer months, which indicates the prolongation of the summer season and contributes to the purpose of adjusting the seasonal tourist flow.
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