More than 300 thousand jobs fell in December

President Andres Manuel López Obrador reported that more than 300,000 jobs were lost nationwide in December 2021, as some companies laid off to avoid paying benefits, such as Tecnológico de Monterrey.

“I was learning in the morning that they still fire their employees in December, of course, that’s a formal dismissal, not a real one, just for not paying their benefits and they would have been rehired in January. is,” he said.

The federal president performed Tecnológico de Monterrey to top the list of dismissals. “This December, Tecnológico de Monterrey had this dismissal mechanism and why should I say it, because I want it to be ‘polemized'”, he said.

In an early morning conference, he expressed regret that unfair dismissal practices continue in the country, despite the fact that the law was revised to deal with outsourcing.

“We thought that with the changes we made, we would be able to solve this, no, not now,” acknowledged the federal executive.

Presenting the graph, he explained that once the most critical point of the Covid-19 pandemic has passed, the recovery began in October 2021 with 20 million 933 thousand jobs.

López Obrador shared, “But we leave (in December) over 300 thousand and we are left at 20 million 620. Our consolation is that it was above what it was before the pandemic.”

Later, the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) confirmed that 312,902 jobs declined during December 2021, equivalent to a monthly rate of -1.5 percent; However, he highlighted that, despite this reduction, jobs remained above pre-pandemic levels for the second year in a row, at 20 million 613 thousand 536 positions.

“The reduction in jobs of just under 313 thousand is the second most favorable figure in absolute terms since 2016 and in relative terms since 2015. On the other hand, despite this decrease seen in December, the number of jobs has remained above the previous level. remains. the beginning of the pandemic, 20 million 613 thousand 536 positions,” he said in a statement.

IMSS reported that jobs increased to 846 thousand 416 last year, representing an annual rate of 4.3 percent; Being the largest increase in the history of the organism.

Also, he told that till December 31, a total of 20 lakh 620 thousand 148 jobs were registered, out of which 87 percent are permanent and 13 percent are temporary.

He mentioned that the economic sectors with the highest annual growth in jobs are transportation and communication with 11.0 percent; extractor, 8.1 percent; and construction, 7.0 percent.

With regard to salaries, he confirmed that the average salary of IMSS affiliated jobs during the last year reached an amount of 438.6 pesos, an annual increase of 7.5 percent, which is the second highest recorded in a month of the last ten years. is growth. ,

As for the people who joined IMSS, he pointed out that last year faculty insurance had 7 million 850 thousand 228 members; Health insurance for family, 204 thousand 455 and voluntary continuation of compulsory arrangements, 241 thousand 842 associates.

With regard to the pilot program for the inclusion of domestic workers, IMSS reported that there were 41,373 affiliates during the month of December, out of which a total of 67,800 are expected to be potential beneficiaries.

  • Data: The IMEF announced in December that Mexico closed 2021 with a state of fragility and uncertainty after going through critical moments in the economy and politics.