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Tourism creates jobs for women and young workers

27/09/2019

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Who is working in the tourism industries air transport, accommodation and travel agencies & tour operators? There is a larger share of women (59%) compared with total employment (46%), a greater proportion of young people (12% compared with 8%) and also a larger share of people working part-time (24% compared with 20%). In addition, these tourism industries also create jobs for those with a low level of education, with a share of 19% compared with 17% for total employment. On the other hand, there is a higher share of people working with contracts with a limited duration in these industries (23%) compared with total employment (14%).

Graph: Employment in selected tourism industries in the EU, 2018

 

This news is published in connection with the World Tourism Day 2019 concentrating on tourism and jobs.

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