Tourism employment in Mexico exceeded 4.2 million people employed in 2021

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Tourism employment in Mexico exceeded 4.2 million people employed in 2021
Source: Sectur
February 21, 2022

The figure has been revealed by the Secretary of Tourism Miguel Torruco Marqués.
In the annual comparison, it represents an increase of 11.5% compared to 2020


The Secretary of Tourism of the Government of Mexico, Miguel Torruco Marqués, announced that the population employed in the tourism sector in Mexico amounted to 4 million 264 thousand people employed in the fourth quarter of 2021.

He indicated that in this period, tourism employment registered an increase of 3.4 percent compared to the previous quarter, that is, 139,454 more people employed, compared to the 4,125,000 people employed in the sector.

The head of the Ministry of Tourism (Sectur) stressed that tourism employment represents 8.5 percent of the 50 million 161 thousand people that make up the total national employment.

Based on the National Survey of Occupation and Employment (ENOEN) of the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), in the annual comparison, in the sector that produces tourism goods and services, an increase of 440 thousand 556 employed persons was observed, this It is a growth of 11.5 percent, compared to the fourth quarter of 2020.

While, in its annual comparison, tourism employment in the fourth quarter of 2021 is only 3.9 percent to reach 4 million 438 thousand people employed in the sector in the same period of 2019.

The calculation of tourist employment was carried out based on the survey and the methodology approved by the Specialized Technical Committee of Economic Statistics of the Tourism Sector (CTEEEST), made up of INEGI, the Secretaries of Tourism and of Labor and Social Welfare, and the Institute Mexican Social Security (IMSS).

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