Social Security affiliates linked to tourism activities grew 1.4% year-on-year in September, reaching a total of 2,542,145 affiliates, according to the data included in the Tourism Employment Report prepared by Turespaña, under the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, and spread today.

Employment in tourism activities has grown in the last year 33,961 workers in high labor, representing 13.2% of the total affiliates in the national economy.

For the Secretary of State for Tourism, Isabel Oliver, “diversifying and modernizing the Spanish model is essential to continue creating employment and improving country competitiveness, even more so after the crisis caused by the insolvency of Thomas Cook, that the public administrations and the private business we have faced in a determined and coordinated way ”.

Of the 33,961 occupational discharges in September, 8,110 correspond to hospitality. The section "other activities" rose by 24,167 members. The "travel agencies" section had an increase of 1,684 workers. The report highlights the positive performance of this branch of activity since December 2014, as it had reduced employment figures continuously in the previous six years (2008-2014).

In absolute figures, employment in the hotel and travel agencies / tour operators as a whole experienced its greatest increase in the Community of Madrid, Andalusia and Catalonia. At the other extreme, the largest declines took place in the Balearic Islands, Cantabria and Extremadura. In relative terms, the year-on-year increases in Comunidad de Madrid (2.2%) and La Rioja (1.8%) stand out.

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