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Manufacturing employment increases in Mexico

Karla Salinas | 30.04.2015

Manufacturing jobs went up 3.1% in February 2015, compared to February 2014, reported the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI).

Manufacturing jobs went up 3.1% in February 2015, compared to February 2014, reported the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI).

Based on the results of the Monthly Survey of Manufacturing Industry (EMIM), in February 2015, there was also a 2.6% increase in worked hours, while average wages grew by 1%.

In seasonally adjusted data, the report said that the labor force from this sector recorded an increase of 0.2% in February compared to January 2015.

Workmen reported an increase of 0.4% hours worked in this period, while other employees worked 0.2% hours more.

Average earnings increased by 0.7% for factory hands and 1% for other employees, while social benefits increased 0.7% compared to January 2015.

Source: maquilaportal

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