Jamaican Economy Panel Discussion on Social Protection
20 March 2023
Today, the Jamaican Economy Panel (JEP) publishes its seventeenth round of surveys.
In this discussion, the JEP was asked about the social security implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic and how we are continuing to deal with the long-term effects.
As an economy with a significant reliance on the tourist industry, estimated to be around 20 per cent of GDP, the restrictions on travel were detrimental to most Jamaicans working in the sector. Restrictions in global travel and border closures caused visitor arrivals to decline by almost 70 per cent causing widespread job losses across the sector.
Published in collaboration with
University of the West Indies Department of Economics