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Youths highest unemployed group in Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico — During the first quarter of 2018, of the economically active population, young people between the ages of 15 and 29 have an unemployment rate of 5.8 percent, almost twice the national level of 3.1 percent.

The National Institute of Statistics and Geography indicated that according to the results of the National Survey of Occupation and Employment, of the 15 million 15 to 29 year-olds that do work, they are employed in the informal sectors, which generally means low salaries and no official benefits.

They add that the highest rate of unemployment in Mexico is found in those aged 20 to 24, at 6.7 percent.

They also stress that 32.9 percent of those surveyed have a secondary education, while 43.7 say they have at least high school.