Social Security affiliates in the tourism sector grew 3.3% in June compared to the same month in 2020. This is the first time since the beginning of the pandemic that there has been a positive year-on-year variation, breaking the gradual downward trend.
“There are more and more indicators that show that this summer will be better than last year, because unlike in 2020 the end of the state of alarm and the start of the season are accompanied by a vaccination process that places Spain at the head of the most populated countries in the world, with more than 56% of the population with the complete guideline ”, has valued the Secretary of State for Tourism, Fernando Valdés.
“Spain is still perceived abroad as a safe destination, with very high values (more than 90 out of 100), according to the security perception index measured by Mabrian, which should be able to allow us to extend the season at least until October so that the recovery is as vigorous as possible ”, he added.
In June, the number of Social Security affiliates linked to tourist activities reached 2,288,126 people, 89,141 more than the previous month. They were 11.9% of the total affiliates in the total national economy.
Growth by sectors
In year-on-year terms, the growth was 73,254 workers. The variation was positive in almost all tourist branches: the hotel industry increased by 53,237 affiliates (24,464 in food and beverage services and 28,773 in accommodation services); other tourist activities increased by 24,545 affiliates and in travel agencies there was a decrease of 4,528 workers.
The increase was registered in almost all the Autonomous Communities, with the exception of the Canary Islands, the Community of Madrid, the Basque Country and La Rioja. In absolute figures, the largest increases occurred in Andalusia, the Balearic Islands, Catalonia and the Valencian Community.
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