Chile's employment level in tourism is close to pre-pandemic figures

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Chile's employment level in tourism is close to pre-pandemic figures
Source: Twitter @Sernatur
January 04, 2022

Between September and November, jobs increased by 29.4% compared to the same period in 2020

The National Institute of Statistics (INE) released the employment figures in Tourism Characteristic Activities (ACT) for the moving quarter September-October-November 2021, a period in which 541,520 people were employed in the sector. This figure implies a growth of 29.4% compared to the same moving quarter of the previous year, while the share of tourism in total national employment reached 6.3%.

The growth registered by accommodation and food services activities stands out in the analyzed quarter, which was 44.8%, totaling 342,433 employed persons.

For the undersecretary of Tourism, José Luis Uriarte, “the figures show us a sustained recovery of employment in the sector, which is very good news for the thousands of families and SMEs that carry out tourism activities and whose work activates an economic chain virtuous that benefits the whole community ”.

The authority stressed that "although we still need to reach the pre-pandemic numbers, where employment in the ACTs exceeded 600 thousand people, we are getting closer and we hope that during the summer period we can reach these data." For this reason, he highlighted “the call we make is that, to the extent that we continue to take care of ourselves, that we continue to maintain all the sanitary measures established to control the pandemic, we will all be able to continue reactivating tourism and more people will recover their sources of work ”.

Other relevant data
By sex, in the moving quarter September-October-November, 52.5% of those employed in ACT are men (284,279), with an increase of 11.5% in 12 months. For their part, women account for 47.5% of those employed in the sector, reaching 257,243 and presenting an increase of 57.3% compared to the same period of the previous year.


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