What Mexicans living in the United States do

In the United States, these are the predominant activities, which are carried out by Mexicans or Mexican Americans. The Latino community in the United States has a large presence within the country, because according to the University of Georgia's 2018 report, the estimated purchasing power is 1.5 billion dollars, which represents 10.4% of the total income in the United States.

Mexicans living in the United States: These estimates are based on the extent of statewide trends, as well as race and ethnicity, according to Jeffrey Humphreys. Photo: Wallpaperflare
Mexicans living in the United States: These estimates are based on the extent of statewide trends, as well as race and ethnicity, according to Jeffrey Humphreys. Photo: Wallpaperflare

In this context, the data indicates that Mexicans and Mexican-Americans have a purchasing power of 881 billion of the Latino population in the United States; that is, this amount represents 57.2% of the total purchasing power.

Without a doubt, one of the strongest industries where Mexicans work is in agriculture, and much of it depends on Mexican workers.

According to the Partnership for a New American Economy, more than 30% of all workers in the agricultural industry are Mexican or of Mexican origin residing in the United States.

Hotel and Recreation Sector

It is followed by the sectors dedicated to construction, hotels, and recreation, where the jobs that are generally held by Mexicans occupy between 19.5% and 14.5% respectively.

Mining and general services

They are also engaged in mining, occupying 6.3% of the positions, and in the general services sector such as auto repair shops, beauty salons, maintenance and laundry cover 5.6% of such jobs.

Entrepreneurs, a new area of opportunity

It should be noted that more than 1.2 million Mexicans and "Mexican Americans" are entrepreneurs, that is, they own their own business, of which the most predominant is in the area of construction, represented by 25% of the business created by entrepreneurs, according to information from New American Economy.