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Mexico | 11.8 million employees excluded from health and income below the poverty line

Published on Monday, March 23, 2020 | Updated on Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Mexico | 11.8 million employees excluded from health and income below the poverty line

In a context of economic recession and health crisis, the impact on the labor market is widespread, however, it has a greater impact on the most vulnerable workers with low-income levels and excluded from social security.

Key points

  • Key points:
  • The unavoidable economic recession will have a strong impact on job creation, depending on the duration of the global and internal economic downturn, the loss or destruction of jobs will be greater
  • In a scenario of social isolation and economic slowdown, the sectors that potentially have the greatest negative impact are commerce, restaurants, transport, and tourism, where 17 million workers are employed
  • 6.3 million employees who work in formal sector companies excluded from health and income below the poverty line
  • 2.2 million workers aged 60 and over, excluded from health and income below the poverty line
  • Reorienting and prioritizing public spending is required to support families and maintain their level of well-being, which is the most sustainable long-term project

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