Mexico Unemployment Down to 5.01% in October

In October of 2013, Mexican jobless rate decreased for the first time in five months to 5.01 percent, from 5.29 percent in the previous month and 5.04 percent a year earlier.

Unemployment rate for men went down to 4.98 percent and the one for women decreased to 5.04 percent. 

Among employed people 53 percent were working in services, 26.8 percent in commerce, 14.9 percent in manufacturing, 3.9 percent in agriculture and 0.7 percent in construction.

Regionally, Tabasco recorded the highest jobless rate (6.8 percent) and Campeche the lowest one (2.49 percent). In the Federal District, the unemployment rate was reported at 5.68 percent.

Mexico Unemployment Down to 5.01% in October

Joana Taborda |
11/25/2013 3:17:53 PM