What New INDEC Reports Will Tell Us About Poverty, Jobs and Growth in Argentina

This month, the government’s claims of Argentina’s economic recovery face a moment of truth.
Throughout September, key statistical indicators which had been previously forged or discontinued during the Fernández de Kirchner administration but that are now back and working will offer some of the first reliable signs on the evolution of unemployment, poverty and production during President Mauricio Macri’s term.
The INDEC statistic bureau came (rightly) under fire for cooking up an increasing amount of reports during most of the Kirchnerite decade, beginning with the consumer price index in 2007, when the government tried to airbrush its inflation figures.
That rot ultimately reached almost all of the traditionally key economic…

Original published: 2017-09-05 16:11:30 Read the full Buenos Aires News here

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