Quintana Roo decreases 4.3% in the labor poverty index: Coneval

Cancun, QR. Between the second and third quarters of this year, Quintana Roo decreased 4.3% in the labor poverty index, ranking as the first among three entities in the country that registered this reduction, according to the National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy (Coneval).

The other two entities were Baja California Sur with 4.2% and Mexico City with 2.4 percentage points, based on the information regarding working poverty released by the Coneval.

Likewise, in the category of real labor income per capita by federal entity, the three entities with the greatest increase between the second and third quarters of this year were: Baja California Sur (13.8%), Aguascalientes (9.1%) and Quintana Roo (5.7 percent).

Governor Carlos Joaquín González assured that these results have allowed him to Quintana Roo rebound 20 points in the Poverty Labor Trend Index, after the entity lost a total of 17 points of said indicator in 2020, so the current recovery has already traced the losses suffered in terms of workers’ income level during the past year.

“As of October of this year, the first national place in job creation was recovered, with almost 66,972 jobs from those lost the previous year, which represents an advance of 67.7% compared to the 100,000 that were lost during the months of confinement” , assured the president.

He anticipated that if the trend continues, and following the protocols and safety and hygiene measures to avoid the Covid-19 contagions, it is expected that with the results in the December holiday season and the spill that was generated, it will continue to advance in the recovery of jobs, purchasing power and well-being of the population.

For the holiday season at the end of the year, the arrival of at least 1.3 million visitors to the entity is expected, with an approximate spill of 1,000 million pesos, which implies the generation of sources of employment in the service sector, without counting on that the entity has more hotel rooms than it had in 2019 and 2020.

Hotel businessmen They have declared that there is a shortage of workers to face the high season at the end of the year, for which they have had to resort to other states of the republic to fill the available places.

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