Last updateFri, 22 May 2020 12pm

Half a million formal jobs lost in April

April saw the loss of 555,247 formal jobs in Mexico, according to data supplied by the Instituto Mexicana de Seguro Social (IMSS).

Of these, 365,814 were full-time positions and 189,433 part-time (eventuales). The number of businesses contributing to the IMSS fell by 6,689 in this period. Jalisco lost 38,145 jobs in April. There are now 1,793,785 workers insured by IMSS in the state, compared to 1,831,940 at the end of March. Jalisco created 51,699 new jobs in 2019.

The number of informal jobs lost during the health contingency is unknown.

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