Employment in tourism activities has grown in the last year 106,130 workers in high labor, representing 12.4% of the total affiliates in the national economy.

For the Secretary of State for Tourism, Isabel Oliver, it is "good news that the dynamism of tourism employment is maintained despite the uncertainties that have surrounded this end of the year, such as the bankruptcy of Thomas Cook. The November figures do not They only confirm that tourism activities have been consolidated as a job creation engine whose contribution is already close to 12.5% ​​of the total, to which the policies promoted by the Government to generate quality and lasting employment have undoubtedly contributed. ".

Affiliation by sectors and communities

Of the 106,130 high occupations in November, 68,065 correspond to hospitality. The "other activities" section rose by 35,684 members and travel agencies had an increase of 2,381 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).

Tourism employment grew in all Autonomous Communities, confirming that tourism is contributing to economic development and territorial cohesion. In absolute figures, employment in the hotel and travel agencies / tour operators as a whole experienced the greatest increase in Andalusia, Catalonia, the Community of Madrid, the Valencian Community, the Balearic Islands and Galicia. In absolute values, Andalusia was the community in which the wage earners and the self-employed grew the most. Finally, in relative terms, the year-on-year increases in the Balearic Islands (6.8%) and Murcia (6.4%) stand out.

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