 Record job cre­ation re­ported.

Imperial Valley Press - - FRONT PAGE - — Ar­turo Bo­jorquez, abo­jorquez@iv­press on­line.com

A state of­fi­cial said Mon­day, Baja Cal­i­for­nia re­ported a record-break­ing num­ber of new jobs dur­ing the first month of the year.

Sec­re­tary of Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment Carlo Bon­fante said the Mex­i­can In­sti­tute of So­cial Se­cu­rity re­ported 12,434 new jobs in Jan­uary, the best in 18 years.

The pre­vi­ous record for Jan­uary was set in 2000, when 12,315 new jobs were recorded.

The Sec­re­tary said the state was se­cond in job cre­ation coun­try­wide last month.

Bon­fante said 55 per­cent of the new jobs were per­ma­nent.

The state con­trib­uted with 11 per­cent of the new jobs in Mex­ico, he said.

Since Novem­ber 2013 the state has re­ported 176,114 jobs, which has de­creased the un­em­ploy­ment rate to 2.83 per­cent.

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