In the second quarter of the year, the figure of 70,548 employees was reached, the highest in the historical series
The number of employed workers linked to the tourism sector in the Region of Murcia in the second quarter of the year reached a total figure of 70,548, the highest in the historical series, which represents a year-on-year increase of 25.6%, above the growth rate of the autonomous communities with the greatest tourist weight. The rise in the whole of Spain was 16.8 percent, which represents a difference of almost nine points, according to data from the Active Population Survey (EPA)
In addition, the Community has 14,378 more employed in tourism compared to the same quarter of the previous year, which represents 137% of the employment created during that period in the regional economy as a whole, which added 10,500 more employed.
Compared to the same period in 2019, prior to the pandemic, this represents an increase of 37.4%, that is, 19,214 more employees. This increase is the highest of all the communities and multiplies the Balearic Islands by four, the second where it grew the most, whose rise was 9.1%
“The data from the EPA corresponding to the second quarter of the year certify that the tourism sector is being the real engine of employment, boosting the regional labor market and compensating for the loss of jobs in other sectors”, explained the Minister of the Presidency, Tourism, Culture and Sports, Marcos Ortuño.
Among those employed in tourist activities between April and June, self-employment is the one that experiences the greatest growth. Thus, a total of 20,978 self-employed workers were recorded, with a year-on-year increase of 54.2% (7.9% in Spain), the second largest by communities, after Navarra. For its part, salaried work in tourism in the Region of Murcia grew by 17.4%, reaching 49,570 employees.
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