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Jalisco Thrives in Job Creation, Ranking Second Nationally

Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico – Jalisco kicked off 2024 with a robust job market, generating 14,496 new formal positions in January, according to the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS). This achievement solidifies the state’s second-place ranking in national job creation, trailing only Nuevo Le贸n with its 18,755 new positions.

Notably, Mexico City shed 23,329 jobs during the same period.

Nationally, January saw a total of 109,021 new formal jobs, with Jalisco contributing a significant 13%. This underscores the state’s crucial role in driving the country’s labor market.

鈥淛alisco starts [the year off] off on the right foot in job creation. This confirms that the dynamics of the state are generating economic development, greater opportunities and, of course, sources of work for all Jalisco residents,鈥 declared Roberto Arechederra Pacheco, head of the Secretariat of Economic Development (SEDECO).

Since December 2018, the Governor Enrique Alfaro administration has overseen the creation of 217,817 new formal jobs, again placing Jalisco second nationally. Notably, 2023 saw the registration of 1,847 new employers, bringing the state’s total to 107,522.

Looking ahead, the General Strategic Coordination of Economic Growth and Development will collaborate with Jalisco’s productive sectors to foster further company growth and job opportunities for residents.

Source: Government of the State of Jalisco

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