In 2013, tourism activities in the accommodation and food services sector accounted for almost 10 million jobs, or 4% of total EU employment. One third of these jobs were seasonal. Female participation in the overall tourism workforce in the EU28 stood at 56%, compared to a participation rate of 46% in the EU economy as a whole. Latvia is the Member State with the highest share of jobs in tourism occupied by women; 78% as opposed to 51% in the wider economy. Malta reports the lowest figures, women accounting for 33% of the tourism workforce (38% in the total economy).