Digital Desk, Wellington. The air transport industry in New Zealand employed 35 percent fewer people in February 2021 than in February 2020. The country’s statistics department Stats NZ gave this information on Thursday. This was the largest percentage drop in employment for any industry as of February 2021, Xinhua news agency quoted the department as saying. Statistical Trade Register Manager Stuart Pitts said the country’s international borders were closed for quarantine-free travel for much of this period, while domestic air travel was severely hit by the lockdown, restrictions on regional travel and a lack of international tourists. Is.
In February 2021, 370 enterprises were engaged in air transport. A decline of 10 percent was recorded from February 2020. The total number of enterprises in New Zealand increased by 0.5 percent to 5,62,520 as of February 2021, while the workforce fell by 0.4 percent to 23.1 million. Transport was one of the worst affected industries, especially in terms of the number of people employed. There were 32.4 percent fewer employees in February 2020 compared to other transports in February 2021.
Housing businesses are also bearing the brunt of the Covid-19 pandemic. Housing providers in New Zealand employed 26,700 people in February 2021 – down 23.5 percent from the previous year. The gaming industry was also badly hit by the COVID-19 restrictions, with 5 percent fewer enterprises and 24.6 percent fewer employees in February 2021 compared to February 2020.
The building construction industry had 6.4 percent more enterprises and 6.5 percent more employees in February 2021 than in February 2020. The construction services industry, (which includes services such as site preparation, plumbing, electrical and landscaping) had 3.9 percent more enterprises and 6 percent more employees as of February 2020.