Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico – The Jalisco Plan for Economic Reactivation, implemented on June 1, continues to show favorable results. With 62,634 formal jobs created from August to November, Jalisco ranks first at the national level for the creation of new jobs during the economic recovery period.
November was the fourth consecutive month the state excelled in job creation. In August, 15,861 new jobs were created, in September 11,165, in October 18,673, and in November 16,935 new jobs were created.
Despite the economic crisis caused by COVID-19, the number of formal jobs generated in November 2020 was higher than the average for the eleventh month of the year, which is typically 10,013 jobs.
“Jalisco’s leadership in generating new sources of work is clearly the result of the economic reactivation measures that we have implemented in Jalisco and it is a national distinction. In Jalisco we have worked closely with companies and entrepreneurs to implement these reactivation programs, which is a clear difference and we continue to work as a team with the private sector to advance economic reactivation,” shared Ernesto Sánchez Proal, the head of the Secretary of Economic Development (Sedeco).
Jalisco contributed 11.3% of all the jobs created in Mexico during the economic recovery period, which means that 11 out of every 100 jobs generated in this period were generated in Jalisco.
In accumulated terms, from January to November 2020 Jalisco has lost 7,430 formal jobs. Nationwide, 369,890 jobs have been lost; the states with the greatest loss are Mexico City with 160,323 fewer jobs; Quintana Roo in second place with 93,109 fewer jobs; Puebla with 32,120 fewer formal jobs; Veracruz with 26,650 fewer jobs and Guanajuato with 20,494 fewer jobs.
jalisco.gob.mx news bulletin translated and edited by Ricardo Acerco for BanderasNews.com.