Employment in tourism sector continues to rise year-on-year

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Employment in the tourism sector rose by 3.7% last year, according to the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism.

2.6 million people were employed in the sector, 94,000 more than the year before. One of the largest areas of growth was self employed workers in the sector, seeing a 3% growth year-on-year, with nearly half a million people working for themselves in the sector.

Virtually every region across the country saw an increase in tourism employment, Asturias, Castilla y León, La Rioja and Ceuta and Melilla were the only ones to not report growth.