MONTERREY – During the first quarter of the year, Nuevo León ranked second in the country in terms of the lowest percentages of labor informality; likewise, it registered the lowest level in the critical occupation rate in terms of income and hours worked, according to INEGI.
“The lowest labor informality rates are registered in the northern Border States, since they are seeing signs of recovery due to the U.S. reactivation plan,” said Joana Chapa Cantú, a specialist at the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León.
By entity, the lowest rates of labor informality were recorded in Chihuahua with 34.3% of the employed population, Nuevo Leon with 34.9%, and Baja California with 35.8%.
While the entities with the highest percentages of labor informality in the first quarter were Oaxaca with 79.7%, Guerrero 76.1% and Chiapas with 74.2%.
In the January – March 2021 period, the employed population in Nuevo Leon was of 2.65 million people, 7,052 less than in the first quarter of 2020. The employed population of men was of 1.67 million, an increase of 23,000, while the employed population of women was of 0.98 million, 30,000 less in the same period.
On the other hand, in the rates of critical occupancy conditions, Chiapas reported the highest percentage with 48.2%, followed by Tlaxcala with 37.3% and Campeche with 32.7%.
Meanwhile, Nuevo Leon with 13.4%, Sinaloa with 13.8%, and Baja California with 14.6% each reported lower levels of critical employment in terms of income and hours worked.
Source: El Economista