Spain registers 2,613,583 workers in the tourism sector – the highest figure ever recorded in September


Spanish social security registered around 2,613,583 employees working in tourism-related activities last month.

According to data from Turespaña, Spain’s national tourism body, this figure surpassed the highest figure in the historical series for September 2019, representing a 10.5% year-on-year increase and the creation of 247,852 new jobs, reports.

These data also revealed that the tourism sector continues to create jobs in Spain, contributing to four out of ten new subsidiaries, which represents 13% of the total number of subsidiaries in the national economy.

“The historic figure reached in September in tourism employment shows that our economy has solid foundations despite the context of uncertainty and inflation, and reinforces the role that tourism plays in the economic and employment recovery”, he added. stressed in this regard the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Reyes Maroto.

As the Minister explains, the good employment data show the effort that the public administration and the business structure have made in a determined and coordinated way to diversify and modernize the Spanish tourist model.

“An essential program to continue creating jobs and improving the country’s competitiveness and to generate the confidence of travelers from all over the world so that they choose us for the variety of experiences that Spain offers and guaranteeing the best value for money -price”, he also added.

As for the other tourism branches, the change in subsidiaries is also positive. Thus, in other tourist activities, the increase was 78,254 workers; in the hotel industry, the increase is 164,523 members, including 98,499 in catering services and 66,024 in accommodation services. At the same time, there was an increase of up to 5,075 workers in travel agencies.

In addition, the number of employees, which constitutes about 81.1% of the total number of workers, increased by 13% in September this year compared to the same period in 2021. At the same time, there was also an increase of self-employment by 0.8 percent.

During the month of September, in all the Autonomous Communities, there was an increase in employment in the hotel industry and tourist agencies/tour operators. In total, the increase was greater in Andalusia, Catalonia, the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, the Community of Madrid and the Community of Valencia. In relative terms, the interannual growth of the Balearic Islands, with 21.3%, stands out.

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