Record job creation reported.
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.