It has been a rough week for Puerto Rico’s residents.
And as of Friday, the island was still without power, a major economic setback that has put its finances in jeopardy.
As Puerto Rico prepares to recover from Hurricane Maria, it has lost one of the most important sources of economic growth, the tourism industry, according to a report by the Pew Research Center released Thursday.
Puerto Rico’s tourism industry has been the economic engine that has powered Puerto Rico for more than a century.
Its annual revenues reached $14.2 billion in the last fiscal year, according the Puerto Rico Tourism Bureau.
That figure is nearly double the $2.6 billion Puerto Rico had last year.
The Puerto Rico tourism industry employs more than 60,000 people, with a large percentage of them in the tourism sector, according PUCB.
That means that the Puerto Rican economy depends on the tourist sector, which relies on foreign tourism to generate revenue.
The report from Pew Economic Research Center said that Puerto Rico lost tourism to other countries in the U.S. during the storm because of a lack of U.N. aid, but that U.A.E.s economic impact was lessened.
It also said that U,S.
businesses that rely on Puerto Rican tourism also had difficulty finding foreign customers due to Puerto Ricos tourism restrictions.
But the economic impact is far from over.
Puerto Rico has been hit hard by Hurricane Maria.
More than 3.5 million Puerto Ricans are without power and 1.3 million are without food.
It is the worst storm to hit the U,P.S., since Hurricane Irma hit Florida in 2017, according Pew.
Puertos tourism sector has suffered.
Many residents of the island are without clean drinking water, electricity and food.
And many people have been unable to return to their homes because of the power blackout.