National Occupation and Employment Survey in Mexico
INEGI compiles a list of the most economically active municipalities in Mexico, including data on their informal employment rates and primary industries.
The National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) conducts the National Occupation and Employment Survey (ENOE), which is the main source of information to know where there is more work in Mexico. It provides monthly and quarterly data on the labor force, employment, labor informality, underemployment, and unemployment.
In this way, results are presented according to the cities and states of the Mexican Republic every quarter, so the data for the second quarter of 2022 are the most updated. The ENOE has coverage to know where there is more work in 39 cities and provides estimates on employment and unemployment of the population aged 15 years and older.
Where is there more work in Mexico?
According to the ENOE results, the cities where there is more work in Mexico, according to the employment rate, which refers to the percentage of the economically active population that is working, are Ciudad Juarez in Chihuahua, Reynosa in Tamaulipas, Merida in Yucatan, Mexicali in Baja California, Culiacan in Sinaloa, Oaxaca, La Paz in Baja California Sur, Tepic in Nayarit, Tijuana in Baja California, and Hermosillo in Sonora. Mexico City is in the 36th position, while Villahermosa in Tabasco is in the last place.
In which states is the highest percentage of the economically active population not working?
San Luis Potosi
INEGI also presents data on the labor informality rate, which refers to the percentage of the employed population that works for an economic unit that operates from household resources but is not constituted as a company. According to these data, the first 10 places on the informality list are Tlaxcala, Acapulco in Guerrero, Oaxaca, Cuernavaca in Morelos, Tapachula in Chiapas, Pachuca in Hidalgo, Puebla, Veracruz, Merida in Yucatan, and Mexico City.
It is worth remembering that in October, INEGI reported that the Unemployment Rate or Unemployment Rate in Mexico stood at 3.3% in September at an annual rate, registering a reduction of 0.8% in its comparison with September 2021. This means that the unemployment rate totaled around 2 million people, 423 thousand less than the figure registered in the same period of the previous year.