Tourism industry a massive boost to job market in Greece

2 June 2017
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According to data released by the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE), the number of people employed in the tourism industry had reached record heights, even surpassing the pre-crisis levels. In 2016 and aggregate of 341.2 thousand are employed in tourism related jobs, with the industry accounting for 9.3% of the total workforce compared to 3.9% in 1983 and 7% in 2008. The study of SETE, which covers the period between 2009-2013 noted that there was a drop in all employment numbers, including tourism, a trend which was reversed only on tourism in 2014 when a +23% rise was registered for 2013-14, followed by +7.6% and +5.1% for 2014-15 and 2015-16, respectively. In comparison, all other fields of employment recorded a slight recovery in 2014-15, only to fall again the next season (-22.3%). Construction (-63%), retail (-36.2%), commerce (21.7%), and fishing, forestry and agriculture (-11.5%) were the hardest hit industries. Full-time employment has recorded a rapid increase on an annual rate in the tourism industry since 2014, with +12.2% in 2014, +7.6% in 2015 and +3.0% in 2016. In terms of part-time employment in tourism, Greece has the 7th lowest rate among the Eurozone member-states accounting for 17.9% of total employment.

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