Mexico - Unemployment Rate

Mexico: Unemployment Rate

Mnemonic LBR.IMEX
Unit %, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Data Mar 2019 3.25
Feb 2019 3.3

Series Information

Source Instituto Nacional de Estadística Geografia e Informática (INEGI)
Release Employment Situation
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 1/31/2005
End Date 3/31/2019

Mexico: Labor

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Unemployment Rate Mar 2019 3.25 3.3 %, NSA Monthly
Real Wages & Salaries Feb 2019 99.2 101.4 Index 2008=100, NSA Monthly
Agriculture Employment 2018 Q4 6,874,691 6,993,371 #, NSA Quarterly
Labor Force 2018 Q4 56,023,199 55,962,275 #, NSA Quarterly
Labor Force Employment 2018 Q4 54,194,608 54,027,997 #, NSA Quarterly
Primary Industries Employment 2018 Q4 6,874,691 6,993,371 #, NSA Quarterly
Secondary Industries Employment 2018 Q4 13,864,904 13,798,926 #, NSA Quarterly
Tertiary Industries Employment 2018 Q4 33,170,241 32,880,332 #, NSA Quarterly
Total Employment 2018 Q4 54,194,608 54,027,997 #, NSA Quarterly
Unemployment 2018 Q4 1,828,591 1,934,278 #, NSA Quarterly
Wage & Salaries 2017 4,997,063 4,701,162 Mil. MXN Annual

Release Information

The National Survey of Employment and Occupation (ENOE) applies to members of the household of a home selected by the sampling techniques of a stratified cluster. The unit is the latest selection of private homes and a unit of observation to the people.

The sampling method ensures that, as each home has a probability of selection, all residents are properly represented in the computation of the employment situation. The expansion factors are corrected by the percentage of inhabited houses from the selected sample. The projection of population has been agreed upon by a collegial panel that contains expert demographers from the National Population Council, the College of Mexico, and INEGI. The survey delivers results on the national level and 32 urban sectors for each quarter. The national level is disaggregated into four domains. The first domain contains 100 locations and over 100,000 people, the second domain ranges from 15,000 to 99,999 inhabitants, the third domain includes 2,500 to 14,999 citizens, and the final domain has less than 2,500 people. The ENOE follows the criteria laid out by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) within the limits of the International Labor Organization (ILO). This criteria clarifies the definitions of employed vs unemployed. The survey is designed to clearly identify the concepts of unemployment, employment, and underemployment.

The timetable for dissemination of INEGI, available at its website, indicated the date will be provided the information for one month of lifting and what other information of a quarter, and more abundant detail.