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Tourism Continues To Be The Main Engine Of Economic Growth

Tourism Continues To Be The Main Engine Of Economic Growth

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Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness has indicated that tourism continues to be the main engine of economic growth, providing indirect employment for one in every four people in the linked sectors. These include agriculture, the creative and cultural industries, entertainment, manufacturing, transportation, finance and insurance, electricity and water, and construction.
In 2016, the hotels and restaurants sector employed 94,850 people, compared with 88,250 people in 2015. This represented approximately 8.1 per cent of the employed labour force, he pointed out. BM