Mexico Jobless Rate Below Expectations


The unemployment rate in Mexico fell to 3.3 percent in June of 2017 from 3.9 percent a year earlier and below market expectations of 3.5 percent. It is the lowest jobless rate for a June month since 2008. When adjusted for seasonality, the unemployment fell to 3.3 percent from 3.5 percent.

Compared to June of 2016, the jobless rate fell for both men (3.2 percent from 3.8 percent) and women (3.4 percent from 4.1 percent). Among unemployed people, 17.5 percent had not completed secondary education and 82.4 percent had a higher education.

Those underemployed accounted for 7.1 percent of total employed, lower than 7.7 percent a year earlier.

The participation rate edged up to 59.4 percent from 59.3 percent in June of 2016.

INEGI | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
7/21/2017 1:11:29 PM