Jobs Grow In Sonora For 3 Months Straight

Published: Monday, April 19, 2021 - 5:49pm
Updated: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 7:35am

Employment numbers in neighboring Sonora are improving.

It’s not a long streak, but at three months it's the longest period of sustained job growth since the pandemic hit the state’s economy hard. From January through March, nearly 30,000 formal jobs were added in Sonora, according to the most recent federal data. That’s the second largest jump in the country, bested only by neighboring Baja California.

The rise comes after a precipitous fall of more than 14,000 in December. While very large, another 9,000 formal positions are still needed to return to the job levels seen in February 2020, the month before pandemic restrictions went into effect.

Federal jobs data does not include informal workers, who account for a significant portion of the workforce and have experienced significant volatility during the pandemic.

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