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Employment in the tourism sector grew 4.5 per cent in October in Andalusia and the Costa del Sol compared with the same month last year. 

This was one of the largest increases recorded in Spain and compares to the 3 per cent average across Spain. 

Andalucia added at the end of last October 282,421 workers in the tourism sector affiliated to the Social Security, 12,236 more than in the same month last year. It was the autonomous community where the numbers of both employees and self-employed grew most, in absolute values, followed by Catalonia, Community of Madrid, Valencia, Basque Country and Murcia. 

Of the 282,421 affiliates in the Andalusian tourism sector, 222,304 were salaried workers and 60,117 were self-employed.  

The greatest growth in employment in hotels, travel agencies and tour operators occurred in October in Ceuta and Melilla, (6.5 per cent), Murcia, (4.8 per cent), and Andalucia (4.5 per cent). 

Salaried affiliates increased in all communities, with Ceuta and Melilla leading (8.4 per cent more), with the exception of the Balearic and Canary Islands, which suffered decreases of 7.6 per cent and 0.8 per cent, respectively. 

In October, more than 2.4 million workers registered with the Social Security in the tourism sector, 70,646 more people. 

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Dilip Kuner

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