The 6% growth forecast will be fulfilled: AMLO

“The economy is growing and the forecast that we are going to grow 6% this year will be fulfilled,” said President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

The best indicators of the rebound in the economy after the pandemic, he said, are the figures on formal job creation and foreign investment, which are on the rise.

“And yes, it was a ‘V’ and there are several indicators. I believe that the best indicator is the creation of formal jobs, and another indicator that also helps a lot to know what is happening in terms of economic growth is foreign investment, the arrival of foreign investment, and in both cases -lo I will also say, nothing more than my opponents, the conservatives, do not get angry – there is a record. Never have so many workers registered for Social Security, never like now. ”

In a press conference from Zacatecas, López Obrador explained that in November 2019 formal jobs totaled 20 million 804, that in 2020 and as a result of the pandemic the generation of jobs fell, but that this year the figure is already located at 20 million 912.

“That is why I speak of the ‘V’. We fell with the pandemic in one million 500 jobs, we have already recovered one million 500 jobs and we are like 400,000 up. That until yesterday (Wednesday) … I maintain that we are going to grow 6 percent this year. That is my forecast, that is my data. ”

He boasted that “in other crises that were not so deep, this was not achieved in such a short time … Neither in the 1995 crisis, nor in other crises, had such a rapid recovery been achieved, but this is already unique because they had never been had so many workers signed up. ”

[email protected]

Leave a Comment