Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico – With 23,294 new jobs registered with the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) in October, a total of 100,942 new jobs were created in Jalisco in the first ten months of the year.
Last month’s formal job creation is considered “historic” for an October in the last 25 years, said the head of the Secretariat of Economic Development (Sedeco), Roberto Arechederra Pacheco.
“During this 2022, 100,942 new sources of employment have been generated, which speaks of the great dynamism of the entity and the confidence of business women and businessmen,” said the official.
With this figure, Jalisco ranks third nationally in job creation, only behind Mexico City, which generated 114,470 jobs, and Nuevo Leon with 103,618.
Arechederra Pacheco highlighted that, of the total number of jobs created in October, 77.4 percent are permanent.
Of the jobs generated from January to October of this year, the sectors with the highest number of workers hired are: the transformation industries with 33,074 jobs, followed by the services sector with 25,089 jobs; the construction industry with 16,034 jobs; the commerce sector with 13,919 jobs; transportation and communications with 7,589 jobs; and the agricultural sector 5,004 jobs.
Since the beginning of the state’s economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic, that is in the last 27 months, Jalisco has created the second highest number of jobs in the country with 208,306. The pandemic generated a loss of 95,331 formal employment jobs from April to July 2020, which means that only in the first 10 months of 2022, the state generated more jobs than what was lost due to COVID-19 during that period.