Tourism jobs in Brazil stop falling and remain stable
In the last quarter analyzed (August and October 2020), for the first time in the year the number was not negative
The number of jobs in the Accommodation and Food segments, activities linked to the tourism sector, interrupted at least two consecutive falls registered last year, between February-April and May-July. In the last quarter analyzed, August and October 2020, for the first time in the year, the number was not negative, showing a variation of 4% in the quarterly comparison. Statistically, this variation is not significant, but it represents stability in this group of activity.
“The tourism sector was one of the most impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. But, little by little, we are already experiencing the resumption of activities, in a safe and responsible manner, throughout the country. The interruption of negative occupancy rates in the sector signals, for the coming months, a positive outlook across the country ”, evaluates the Minister of Tourism, Gilson Machado.
The two segments, Accommodation and Food, registered a total of almost 4 million workers in the country in the August-October quarter. The data, released last week by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), are part of the Continuous National Household Sample Survey (Continuous PNAD).
PNAD Continuous visits, every quarter, about 210 thousand households spread over 3,500 municipalities in all states of the country to monitor quarterly fluctuations and the evolution of the workforce in the short, medium and long terms, in addition to other information necessary for the study of socioeconomic development in Brazil.
In November of last year, the Ministry of Tourism launched the Retomada do Turismo movement. It is a national alliance to accelerate the resumption of the sector in a responsible and safe manner, which brings together 32 institutions of public power, private initiative, third sector and System S, coordinated by the Ministry of Tourism.
The objective is to reduce the negative effects caused in the sector, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. To this end, a series of actions and programs are being developed, ranging from reinforcing the granting of credit lines to capitalize companies in the sector and preserve jobs, to works to improve the infrastructure of tourist destinations.