Manufacturing Jobs Rising In Mexico

Employment at Mexico’s manufacturing companies continues to recover from the 1995 recession, growing 5.7 percent in April compared with April a year ago, the 13th consecutive monthly rise, the National Statistics Institute said.

The number of employed workers rose 0.6 percent in April from March, without seasonal adjustments.

Total wages paid to workers in Mexico’s manufacturing industry rose for the first time in 26 months. Wages were 0.4 percent higher in April compared with April 1996, after adjusting for inflation, the government agency said.

Blue-collar salaries, adjusted for inflation, were 1.2 percent lower in April compared with April 1996.

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