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Subjects > Labour Market Situation > Mexico

Country: MEXICO
Subject: Labour Force Survey - quarterly levels


MEX.LF.......
Name of collection/source

From 2005 data refer to the new Labour Force Survey which is the Encuesta Nacional de Ocupación y Empleo (ENOE). Data from 2000 to 2004 are derived from the  Encuesta Nacional de Empleo (ENE).  Both are households surveys which selection units are dwellings selected by sample techniques.



Direct source
Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas y Geografía (INEGI)

Population coverage

The survey covers all the population resident in the country (nationals or not) living in particular dwellings so it does not include those living in collective or institutional dwellings such as hospitals, prisions, asylums etc., nor homeless population. Data on economic activity is collected from population 12 years on however the minimum legal working age in the country is 14 years. Data reported to OECD on both economically active (labour force) and non economically active population is refered to persons aged 15 years old onwards. Data is representative of the whole of the country and also for both: urban and rural areas, as well for each of the 32 States constitutive of the nation.



Quality comments

Series breaks:
Since 2005 the data refer to the current Labour Force Survey (National Occupation and Employment survey, ENOE) which has a different questionnaire and refine some concepts on respect those of the previous surveys.  The differences are more apparent in terms of unemployment -due the fact that ENOE is more sensitive on that regard- than in the total amount of employment. It is worth to mention also that with the inception of ENOE was adopted NAICS as industry classificator; the same used by both Canada and the US.

Labour Force Survey results are aligned with the population projections meaning that their wieghting factors are recalibrated to be compatible with the totals. Each time the projections are adjusted  the weighting factors are adjusted as well so to generate another series on labour force and employment.
ENOE´s data for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 were adjusted to new official population projections. 




MEXICO
Employed population


MEX.LFEM.......
Key statistical concept

Data refer to all individuals engaged in economic activities as defined by the SNA boundary encompassing three operational cases a) those who during the reference week worked in an economic activity at least one hour b) those that didn't work during the reference week but having a formal labour attachement (sick/parental leave, on vacation; c) those who didn't work the reference week but being independent workers perceiving incomes from the business they own during their abscence.




MEXICO
Part time


MEX.LFETPT.......
Population coverage
Data include only persons declaring usual hours worked.

Quality comments
Series breaks: In 2005 the National Employment Survey (Encuesta Nacional de Empleo, ENE) was replaced by the National Occupation and Employment Survey (Encuesta Nacional de Ocupación y Empleo, ENOE) so that data are not strictly comparable with those for previous years. The Labour force survey questionnaire was modified in 1995, to collect information on usual hours worked and 'kind of work contract’ for the wage earners and salaried workers.


MEXICO
Harmonised employment - monthly levels


MEX.LFHE.......
Other comments
Quarterly data for harmonised employment are averages of monthly harmonised employment data. They can differ from quarterly employment data which refer to a central point in the quarter and are based on the whole quarter sample.


MEXICO
Harmonised unemployment - monthly levels


MEX.LFHU.......
Other comments
Quarterly data for harmonised unemployment are averages of monthly harmonised unemployment data. They can differ from quarterly unemployment data which refer to a central point in the quarter and are based on the whole quarter sample.


MEXICO
Unemployed population


MEX.LFUN.......
Key statistical concept

Data refer to those persons not involved in any economic activity whatsoever (as those activities are understood under the SNA's conceptual frame) who are or were actively seeking for a job at least in one moment during the last thirty days.  Since ENOE replaced ENE, individuals with not work claiming to be about to start a job were also included as well those abscent from their work with no formal attachment nor incomes perceived during their abscense  if reported as job seekers.




MEXICO
Unemployment - by duration


MEX.LFUT.......
Name of collection/source
Collection: Data are compiled from the Labour Force Survey. For unemployment definition look under Unemployment .

Item coverage
These percentages only take into account those persons for whom the duration of unemployment is known.

Key statistical concept
Data refer to the period between the date at which the unemployed starts to seek for work and the survey reference week.


Country: MEXICO
Subject: Labour Force Survey - quarterly rates


MEX.LR.......
Direct source
Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas y Geografía (INEGI)

Quality comments

Series breaks:
Since 2005 the data refer to the current Labour Force Survey (National Occupation and Employment survey, ENOE) which has a different questionnaire and refine some concepts on respect those of the previous surveys.  The differences are more apparent in terms of unemployment -due the fact that ENOE is more sensitive on that regard- than in the total amount of employment. It is worth to mention also that with the inception of ENOE was adopted NAICS as industry classificator; the same used by both Canada and the US.

Labour Force Survey results are aligned with the population projections meaning that their wieghting factors are recalibrated to be compatible with the totals. Each time the projections are adjusted  the weighting factors are adjusted as well so to generate another series on labour force and employment.
ENOE´s data for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 were adjusted to new official population projections. 




MEXICO
Harmonised unemployment - monthly rates


MEX.LRHU.......
Other comments
Quarterly data for harmonised rates are averages of monthly harmonised unemployment rates. They can differ from quarterly unemployment rate data which refer to a central point in the quarter and are based on the whole quarter sample.