With the generation of 8,609 new jobs in the month of August, Baja California recorded a total of 52,965 jobs created in 2015, according to figures from the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), representing 7.4% of the national total, an amount that is considered the highest historical figure.
This comes as a result of various strategies implemented by the administration headed by Governor Francisco Vega de Lamadrid in coordination with the private sector of the state.
This was announced by the Secretary of Economic Development (SEDECO), Carlo Bonfante Olache, who stated that working together with the business sector in terms of competitiveness, manufacturing growth and economic support, has being part of the “Crusade for Employment and Economic Growth“, a program that was launched from the beginning of the current administration and that has led to even greater development in a wide array of productive activities.
“This encouraging figure brings us closer to the goal of 55,000 jobs by the end of the year, there is an advance of 96% already; the goverment will keep monitoring the behavior of employment and the figures will be revised in December” the official said.
Manufacturing activity continues to lead with the creation of 27,329 new jobs, while the IMSS indicates that the salary of the average formal worker in Baja California is 278 pesos per day, which positions our state in eighth place nationally.
Furthermore, annual salary was increased compared to .5% in real terms (considering inflation), second and fourth increase in the last 6 months.
These numbers are consistent with the significant growth in the demand for workers in the industry, where state wages are driven upward.
Finally, Bonfante Olache, head of SEDECO, said there is still much to be done, because more employment means more opportunities for the people of Baja California and their families.