Published on Thursday, June 16, 2022 | Updated on Friday, June 17, 2022

Mexico | Wage distribution deteriorated and no signs of improvement

The growth of employment, and consequently the low levels of unemployment, have made it possible to increase the total wage bill, which is currently 3.0% above the pre-pandemic level; however, this gain has been due to the generation of low-paid jobs and the loss of employment of more than 2 Minimum Wages (MW)

Key points

  • Key points:
  • Labor force participation rate fails to recover pre-pandemic levels
  • Urban labor informality picks up, growing by 0.7pp m/m; however, it is still lower than the pre-pandemic level
  • The increases in the minimum wage have not stemmed the wage distribution from deteriorating
  • The critical employment conditions rate continues with an upward trend

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