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58 percent of Mexicans work in informal economy

Staff Writer |
A new study finds that about 58 percent of jobs in Mexico are in the informal sector including categories such as unregistered vendors, artisans and domestic workers.

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But the study released by the National Statistics Institute on Tuesday says that the informal sector generated only about 23.6 percent of the nation's GDP in 2015. That represents a decline from about 27.2 percent in 2003.

The most common activities are construction work, small-scale manufacturing and selling products at informal markets or street stalls.

Formally registered jobs account for only about 42 percent of employment in Mexico. But they generate over three-quarters of all economic production.


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