Of 36,000 new jobs, 8,000 were in created in Jalisco
Jalisco drove national employment growth in August, creating 21.9% of all new jobs across the country.
Official statistics show that the Mexican economy added 36,631 new jobs last month and 8,019 of those were in Jalisco.
Governor Enrique Alfaro Ramírez said that last month’s job numbers are 54% higher than the historical average for Jalisco during August.
Statistics from the Mexican Social Security Institute show that Jalisco ranks third for job creation during the first eight months of the year behind only Mexico City and Nuevo León.
The Jalisco economy added 39,138 formal sector jobs between January and August, maintaining an employment growth average of 2.2%, which is 0.5% higher than the national average.
Federal government officials are predicting economic expansion of 3% in Jalisco in 2019, a figure well above the central bank’s latest outlook for the national economy of growth in the range of 0.2% and 0.7%.
Original: Mexico News Daily