Faced with rising unemployment data, AMLO claims Inegi number are incorrect

The president said that more jobs have been created than before, according to figures from the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS).

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador defended that young persons who are apprentices as part of the Youth Building the Future program be taken into account as formal jobs.

“There are many new jobs that are not measured. For example, if we have 900,000 young people working as apprentices who receive 3,600 pesos a month, is that employment or not employment? And there are 900,000, those are not in that account, ”he said during his morning conference.

According to the president, more jobs have been created than before, according to figures from the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS).

“About employment, I am convinced that more jobs have been created than before. Formally, according to IMSS. ”

“Formally more than 600,000 jobs until October, new jobs, but November is missing and December is missing, I hope we will reach 800, 900,000 new formal jobs, according to the measurement that Insurance has, which is the most usual, is how it is measured about employment, ”said the president.

In that sense, the Inegi reported that last October, the national unemployment rate was 3.6% of the Economically Active Population (PEA), which spun four months at the same level so far this year and is the highest rate high since December 2016, when it was 3.63%.

This rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the previous September, when it was 3.5%, and 0.4 percentage points higher compared to 3.2% in October 2018, with seasonally adjusted series according to the National Occupation and Employment Survey (ENOE) ) of the organism.

Source: forbes mx

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