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Employment in tourism grew in November by 235,123 affiliates



Social Security affiliates in the tourism sector grew in November by 235,123 affiliates compared to a year ago, 11.3% in the interannual rate, reaching 2,307,211 employees.

This is the fifth consecutive month that has registered this year-on-year growth, according to data published by Turespaña . With the data for November, employment in tourism represents 11.7% of the total affiliates in the national economy.

The Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Reyes Maroto, has celebrated the “good data that confirms that the trend of growth and dynamism of tourism employment that began in June is consolidating. Month after month we see how tourism activities are going away recovering due to the greater confidence that tourists have to travel thanks to the success of the vaccination process and the effective protection network deployed by the Government that has allowed us to be at levels close to those that were in 2019.

Recovery is also taking place in workers affected by ERTEs, although the incentives to provide security and certainty to workers and the self-employed who still need this protection are maintained. Christmas is the time of many national and international trips and Spain has proven to be a safe destination, so it is necessary to continue advancing in vaccination, especially that of children who have just started and in prevention to avoid infections and enjoy some Christmas for sure “.

Branches of activity

This year-on-year growth has been registered in almost all tourism branches. In the hotel business, there was an increase of 177,165 affiliates (139,293 in food and beverage services and 37,872 in accommodation services); other tourist activities increased by 59,119 affiliates, while in travel agencies there was a decrease of 1,161 workers.

In November, the number of wage earners in the tourism sector, which represents 78.9% of the total number of affiliated workers in this sector, increased by 14.3% year-on-year and the self-employed by 1.6%.

By autonomous communities

In November, tourism employment increased in all communities. In absolute figures, the largest increases occurred in Andalusia, Catalonia, the Community of Madrid, the Valencian Community and the Canary Islands. In relative terms, the interannual increases in Murcia (21.9%) and Andalusia (20.4%) stand out.



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