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KSH: NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES FALLS, WAGES GROW IN TOURISM SECTOR IN 2018

 

The number of people working in accommodation and hospitality fell by 4.9% in 2018 to 180,000, while employees’ average wages in the sector grew by 13% to 212,000 forints (EUR 651.0), the Central Statistical Office’s (KSH) annual sector report shows. The sector’s performance has been improving continuously since 2013, KSH said. The value-added in 2018 is expected at 8.8%, the report shows. Altogether 4.0% of jobholders and 3.4% of employees worked in accommodation and hospitality in 2018, KSH said. Wages of employees in the sector are still lagging behind the national average with 212,000 forints on average, after a 13% rise in 2018, KSH said. Workers in Budapest earned the most, a gross 240,000 forints, and workers in southeast Hungarian Békés County the least, an average 177,296 forints, it said.