According to the National Occupation and Employment Survey, New Edition (ENOEN) for September, 56.2% of Mexicans have an informal job with no social security or contract. In a said month, there were 30 million 963,006 workers in informal employment, which represents an increase of 1.3 percentage points concerning the same month of last year.

By sex, there are 18.9 million men in informality and 12 million women in this sector. The ENOEN indicates that during September there were 55.1 million people (95.8% of the EAP) with work, which meant an increase of 4.2 million people, for the same period last year. There were 33.7 million employed men, 2.3 million more than in the same period last year, and 21.5 million women, 1.9 million more than in the same period.

Of the total number of employed people, 68.9% are subordinate workers who have a job or position; this figure grew by 3.2 million to 38 million.  22.5% are self-employed workers, 4.7% are employers, and 3.8% are unpaid workers. Some 24.2% of workers have jobs where the relationship between working hours and wages is inadequate, according to the Critical Occupational Conditions Rate, another indicator of the survey.

The number of unemployed decreased compared to the same period of the previous year. According to Inegi, the unemployment rate stood at 4.2% of the economically active population (EAP), lower than the 5.1% of the same month in 2020. "To the ninth month of 2020, the unemployed population decreased by 344 thousand people and the Unemployment Rate (TD) was lower by 0.9 percentage points," it detailed in its press release.