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Spotlight: maquiladora employment: new data confirm pickup in Juarez factory jobs

  • Roberto Coronado
  • Jesus Canas

For decades, Mexico's maquiladoras have been a major growth engine in the Rio Grande region, and monthly reports on the industry's employment, wages and production were key barometers for the border region's economy. ; We developed a model to estimate Juarez's monthly maquiladora employment. This model will continue to be a timely indicator of El Paso-Juárez area manufacturing activity, given its track record and Mexico's two-month lag in reporting IMMEX (Maquiladora Manufacturing Industry and Export Services), data.

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Article provided by Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas in its journal Southwest Economy.

Volume (Year): (2010)
Issue (Month): Q2 ()
Pages: 14

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Handle: RePEc:fip:feddse:y:2010:i:q2:p:14:n:2
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