Mexico

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LABOUR MARKET

 

 

Labour market indicators

Unemployment rate in 2001: 1.7% (ILO data)


Working population:

Year

Total Population

Working population

Activity rate

2004  

103 795 216  
44 725 360  
43%  
Source : Worldbank


Employment by sector:

Year

Agriculture

Industry

Services

2003  

16.3%  
25%  
58.4%  
Sources: ILO, Eurostat, last available data

 

Employment contracts
Employment contracts are regulated by legal clauses and collective agreements.


Salaries

National monthly minimum wage as of 01/01/03: US$ 4.43 in Acapulco and Mexico; US$ 4.22 in Guadalajara and Monterrey; US$ 4.03 elsewhere (Daily data).

Average wage for a employee in the manufacturing industry in 2004: 3858.8 pesos by  month (ILO data)


Social security contributions

Employer: 2 %.

Employee: 10.5 %.

 

Number of hours

Legal definition of full time work (per week): 48 hours

Retirement age: 65

 

Unions

Average rate of union membership:30 %.

Unions: Confederation of Mexican Workers ( CTM), Revolutionary Confederation of Workers and Farmers (CROC), Congress of Work (CT) and Workers Authentic Front (FAT) can be listed.


Useful links

For further informations on the labour market, check out the following web sites:

- International Labour Organization (ILO): studies, statistics and reports on working conditions and labour markets

- NATLEX : ILO database on national labour laws

- Ministry of Labor and Social Security

- Confederación Patronal de la República Mexicana (COPARMEX)


Last modified in January 2006
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