Mexican Unemployment Rate at 5.17% in August

In August of 2013, Mexican jobless rate slightly increased to 5.17 percent, from 5.12 percent in July, but dropped from 5.39 percent recorded a year earlier.

In August, the unemployment rate for men decreased to 5.08 percent, from 5.3 percent reported in the same month a year ago. Jobless rate for women declined to 5.3 percent from 5.54 percent a year earlier.

The labor force participation rate at 59.3, was 0.88 percentage point lower than in August of 2012.

Among employed people 42.2 percent were working in services, 19.3 percent in commerce, 15.6 percent in manufacturing, 14.1 percent in agriculture and 7.3 percent in construction.

Mexican Unemployment Rate at 5.17% in August

Joana Taborda |
9/20/2013 2:20:56 PM