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March 23, 2020

Mexico | 11.8 million employees excluded from health and income below the poverty line

In a context of economic recession and health crisis, the impact on the labor market is widespread, however, it has a greater impact on the most vulnerable workers with low-income levels and excluded from social security.

February 19, 2020

Mexico | Job creation pace slowed further in Jan 2020

The pace of job creation slowed further in January with an annual rate of 1.6%. Only 69K formal jobs were created in the private sector in January. The real wage continues with a good performance and grows 3.1% YoY.

January 27, 2020

Mexico | Formal employment slowed-down during 2019, a moderate recovery is expected

In December 2019, the IMSS registered a total of 20.4 million workers. A total of 342 thousand new formal jobs were created in 2019, an average growth of 2.3% in the year. The formal payroll maintained average growth above 5% during the year.

December 20, 2019

Mexico | Signs of stress on the labor market

As predicted, the deceleration of formal employment has been persistent practically throughout the year, in November it grew 1.7% YoY, the lower level since the crisis of 2009. From January to November 724 thousand jobs have been created.

December 12, 2019

Portugal | Recovery continues, but at more moderate rates

GDP growth in Portugal is expected to be slightly higher than estimated a few months ago. Specifically, GDP could reach 1.9% in 2019 and 1.7% in 2020. This upward revision is explained by the historical review of the activity data carried out by the INE and because of the positive trend shown by some components of demand.

October 16, 2019

Mexico | Formal Employment Performance Improves in September

Formal employment had an annual growth of 1.9%, reaching a total of 20.5 million formal employees.

August 16, 2019

Mexico | Formal employment deepens its slowdown and occupancy conditions deteriorate

The creation of formal employment deepens its slowdown, in July formal employment grew 2.2% at an annualized rate. Four thousand permanent formal jobs were lost compared to the previous month, a situation that did not happen for a similar month since the crisis of 2009.

July 22, 2019

Portugal | The 2019 and 2020 growth forecast is raised

Growth for 2019 and 2020 would stand at approximately 1.7%YoY, 2 pp above that previously estimated in both cases. In 2019, it is expected that the slowdown in consumption will be offset by the increase observed in investment, whilst next year, improved exports should continue against a backdrop of recovery of global demand