Last year saw record-breaking increase in creation of formal jobs


The complete quantity of formal sector jobs in Mexico rose by 846,416 in 2021, the most important increase on document, the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) reported Wednesday.

There have been 20.62 million formal jobs on the finish of December, a 4.3% annual increase. The determine is barely greater than the quantity of formal jobs earlier than the start of the pandemic, IMSS mentioned in a press release.

About 1.2 million formal jobs have been misplaced between March and July 2020 as a result of pandemic and related restrictions, however there was a web achieve of about 270,000 positions in the ultimate 5 months of that year.

The institute mentioned the sectors with the most important will increase in phrases of the quantity of folks they make use of have been transport and communications, up 11%; mining, up 8.1%; and building, up 7%.

The quantity of folks in formal positions elevated by greater than 12% in every of Tabasco, Quintana Roo and Baja California Sur, making these states the nationwide leaders for job creation.

IMSS additionally reported that the typical base wage in the formal sector rose 7.5% yearly to 438.6 pesos (US $21) per day on the finish of final year. It was the second highest end-of-year increase in the previous decade, it mentioned.

The quantity of employers registered with IMSS elevated 5.3% final year to 1.05 million, that means that they make use of about 20 folks every on common. Tens of tens of millions of Mexicans work in the nation’s huge casual economic system, which was additionally hit arduous by the pandemic.

While it doesn’t give a whole image of the employment state of affairs in Mexico, the IMSS knowledge does present extra proof that the economic system recovered strongly final year after recording its greatest contraction in 90 years in 2020.

GDP elevated 6.4% in the primary 9 months of final year in comparison with the identical interval a year earlier. Data on the economic system’s efficiency in the final quarter of 2021 has not but been printed.

Mexico News Daily 

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