Employment in tourism registers more than 540 thousand employed in the sector and is approaching pre-pandemic figures

This Friday, the National Institute of Statistics (INE) released the employment figures in the Characteristic Activities of Tourism (ACT) for the mobile quarter September-October-November 2021, a period in which 541,520 employed in the sector were registered. This figure implies a growth of 29.4% compared to the same mobile quarter of the previous year, while the share of tourism in total national employment reached 6.3%.
In the quarter analyzed, the growth registered by the activities of accommodation and food services stands out, which was 44.8%, totaling 342,433 employed.
For the Undersecretary of Tourism, José Luis Uriarte, “the figures show us a sustained recovery of employment in the sector, which is very good news for the thousands of families and SMEs that develop tourism activities and whose work activates a virtuous economic chain that benefits the entire community.”
The authority stressed that “although we still need to reach the pre-pandemic numbers, where employment in the ACT exceeded 600 thousand people, we are getting closer and we hope that during the summer period we can reach those data.” Therefore, he stressed “the call we make is that, as long as we continue to take care of ourselves, that we continue to maintain all the sanitary measures established for the control of the pandemic, we will all be able to continue reactivating tourism and more people will recover their sources of work.”
Other relevant data
According to sex, in the September-October-November mobile quarter, 52.5% of those employed in ACT are men (284,279), with an increase of 11.5% in 12 months. On the other hand, women reach 47.5% of those employed in the sector, reaching 257,243 and presenting an increase of 57.3% compared to the same period of the previous year.

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