Informal Workers in Mexico: A Statistical Snapshot

José de Jesús Luján Salazar, Joann Vanek


WIEGO Statistical Brief No. 22

In Mexico City and urban Mexico, women comprise 42 per cent and men 58 per cent of the labour force. In Mexico nationally, women’s share is slightly lower at 39 per cent. Between 2013 and 2019, employment in Mexico increased by more than 5 million workers but women’s share of employment did not increase significantly.

The data in this brief are based on the second quarter of the 2013 and 2019 Encuesta Nacional de Ocupación y Empleo (ENOE), a quarterly survey of the National Statistical Institute of Mexico, INEGI. 

Also available in Spanish.

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