Hotels And Restaurants Lose Workers

2021-01-28   |   by CusiGO

Statistics is sometimes like Impressionism. A complete picture can be found from some strokes seen in the perspective. Part of this is happening in a lot of labor force survey (EPA) data. If you follow the digital path, you will see that 2020 is a black year for the hotel and catering industry.

Of the 623000 jobs destroyed in Spain last year, nearly 400000 belonged to the hotel industry, as reflected in the employment statistics for each industry released by ine on Thursday. In other words, almost two-thirds of jobs were destroyed last year, mostly in hotels or restaurants. In particular, 127700 jobs were lost under “accommodation services”, and the number of workers employed under “catering services” decreased by 267300, by 33% and 20% respectively.

Another major sector that has lost jobs in the past year due to the coronavirus crisis is the wholesale and retail sector, where 133900 jobs have been destroyed. According to official statistics, as a result of the epidemic, the ground and suburban transport sectors have also been seriously affected. All “arts, entertainment or entertainment” activities have also been seriously affected, with 45000 jobs lost, 11% less than the previous year.

Manufacturing also lost 68600 jobs, a decrease of 2.7%. Statistics show that the number of people engaged in “administrative activities and ancillary services” has decreased by 42200, but as a larger group, the percentage change is much smaller (- 4%). The emergence of teleworking helps many companies, especially in this field, to be able to work remotely. In fact, in the last quarter of this year, almost one in every 10 employees worked remotely at home, and domestic helpers were seriously affected by the epidemic, with 17400 unemployed last year.

But there are also activities that increase the number of workers. These include services related to health services, with an increase in the number of occupations by 60300 as a result of the adoption of an autonomous policy to strengthen the staffing of hotels and health centres to care for people infected with coronavirus.

The education sector has also hired more staff to support telematics courses and sustain studies. Other activities, such as insurance or financial activities, have increased staffing.