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Government celebrates record number of new job creation in month of April

Mexico City, Mexico — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador celebrated the record number of jobs registered with the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS).

On Tuesday morning, Zoé Robledo Aburto, the General Director of the IMSS, reported more than 84,800 jobs were created in April.

“This April was a truly extraordinary month in employment recovery. It is the fourth best month of April on record with the creation of 84,857 jobs in this month alone,” he said during the morning press conference.

In the first four months of the year, 349,000 new jobs were created. In the last twelve months, 553,911 jobs, a figure higher than the 547,232 average jobs in the last ten years compared to April, he explained in a statement.

Sectors with the highest annual percentage job growth are transportation and communications, construction and commerce. By state, Quintana Roo, Hidalgo and the State of Mexico are the top three with most jobs created.

At the end of April, the average base contribution salary for jobs affiliated with the IMSS rose to 578 pesos per day, which means a new historical maximum as part of an annual increase of 9.6 percent, the third highest recorded of the last 23 years considering only the months of April, Robledo Aburto added.

Photo: AMLO May 7, 2024.

“This is very good data, Mr. President, which speaks not only of the economic recovery, but also of the good moments that the Mexican economy is experiencing,” he said.

With the new figures, Robledo Aburto pointed out that there are currently 22,374,202 workers signed up with Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS).

According to an updated report by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi), Quintana Roo raked highest nationally for economic growth.