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Mexico | Despite the inflation context, labor poverty fell 3.2pp in 2022Q1

Published on Friday, May 27, 2022

Mexico | Despite the inflation context, labor poverty fell 3.2pp in 2022Q1

The behavior of labor poverty of the Mexican population is presented for the first quarter of 2022. The decrease in labor poverty is mainly due to two factors: the increase in real labor income per capita of 6.7% and the increase of 3.1 million in the working population.

Key points

  • Key points:
  • Despite inflation, the percentage of the population in labor poverty at the national level went from 42.0% in the first quarter of 2021 to 38.8% in the first quarter of 2022.
  • In the first quarter of 2022, just over half of the population (51.9%) in rural areas was in labor poverty, while in urban areas it was 34.7% of the population.
  • The decrease in labor poverty in the first quarter of 2022 compared to the same period in 2021 is mainly due to two factors: the 6.7% increase in real labor income per capita and the 3.1 million increase in the employed population.
  • As of the first quarter of 2022, only 6 of 32 federal entities have lower levels of labor poverty than before the COVID-19 pandemic: Baja California, Campeche, Colima, Chiapas, Nayarit, and San Luis Potosí.
  • Two years after the start of the pandemic, the most affected entities were Mexico City, which increased its proportion of the population in labor poverty from 29.1% to 35.9% (+6.8pp), and Puebla, where this indicator increased from 42.9 % to 49.2% (+6.3pp).

Associated documents for downloading

  • Report (PDF) 2022T1_Pobreza_Laboral_Coneval.pdf Spanish May 27, 2022

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