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Hotel staff are earning almost 6 percent more than they did last year, on average

The latest jobs survey shows increased demand for hospitality staff as the city’s tourism industry bounces back.

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The latest jobs survey shows increased demand for hospitality staff as the city’s tourism industry bounces back.

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UPDATED: 21 Dec 2023, 11:05 pm

The number of full-time hotel employees grew by 17.5 percent between the first and third quarters of this year, Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) figures reveal.

The 53,800 people employed by the sector at the end of September were paid, on average, 19,640 patacas per month. That meant year-on-year growth of 5.6 percent.

The third quarter Survey on Manpower Needs and Wages also showed a 3.4 percent job vacancy rate and 12.8 percent recruitment rate for the hotel sector – indicating increasing demand for hospitality staff, DSEC said. There were more than 1,880 hotel jobs being advertised at the end of the quarter.

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Meanwhile, the manufacturing sector has shown only modest growth since the first quarter by employee numbers, but wages within the sector went up by almost 10 percent year-on-year.  Average earnings stood at 12,980 patacas per month in the third quarter.

The number of people employed by restaurants remained steady (and currently comes in at 22,914). Their wages also grew by 5.6 percent year-on-year, reaching 10,240 patacas.

The DSEC said that, in September, average earnings (excluding irregular remuneration) of full-time employees in “some industries” went up due to an increasing number of hours worked – along with fewer relatively low-paid workers being hired.

 

UPDATED: 21 Dec 2023, 11:05 pm

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