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Mexico—Country Workforce Profile

by Laura Ruiz Pérez

March 2010—Mexico, the fifth largest country in the Americas by area and the 14th largest in the world, has an estimated population of 111 million people (2009), 87.99% Roman Catholic.

  • The economically active population is projected to increase by 14 million (13%) from 2007 to 2020.
  • Mexico has the highest employment rate among men (80.9%) and the lowest employment rate among women (43.6%), compared to other OECD nations.
  • The average hours worked/week in 2004, either full or part time, was 43.6.
  • In 2008, Mexico had the lowest employment rate among 25-54 year olds and 55-64 year olds in North America.

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