First modification: 07/27/2021 – 04:21
The unemployment rate in the country fell in the first semester to levels that are close to the figure before the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEDI). Despite everything, there are still a million jobs to recover.
The unemployment rate in this country fell in the first semester to levels that are close to the figure before the pandemics, according to the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI). However, there are still a million jobs to recover.
The unemployment rate in Mexico closed June at 4% of the economically active population, a level that is close to the 3.5% it registered before Covid-19. However, one of the scars left by the crisis is an even more precarious job than it was.
Statistics show that the economically active population was 57.4 million people in June 2021, that is, 6.5 million people have returned to the labor market after more than a year of pandemic, but there are still one million left. has not been reinstated.
The unemployment rate of 4% is lower than the 5.5% in June 2020, when Mexico was beginning the “new normal” after the health emergency. It is also slightly lower than a month ago, when it stood at 4.1%.
What is growing strongly is informal employment, which today has a rate of 55.4%, 2.3 points more than a year ago. This means that some 30.5 million people do not have a formal job.
Another characteristic of the Mexican labor market is that about half of the population earns less than two times the minimum wage. A quarter have incomes of up to a minimum wage, while 35.7% have between one and two basic salaries per month.