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More Higher Educated Mexicans Jobless

More Higher Educated Mexicans JoblessMore Higher Educated Mexicans Jobless

The unemployment rate is higher among Mexicans with higher educational level, according to a report issued by the firm Manpower. Those with secondary or university education are almost 47% of the total number of unemployed people.

In the first quarter of 2017, temporary jobs were created nine times more than permanent jobs, Bernama reported.

The report mentions that from almost two million people looking for a job in Mexico, 900,000 have completed higher education, nearly 50% of the unemployed people. Contrary to what happens in other nations, it is harder for people with middle and higher education to get a job.

The analysis carried out by Manpower revealed that only 5% of the unemployed people have declared not to have completed elementary education, 13% have finished it, and 47% have graduated from high school or university, something that is very contradictory.

The study also showed that temporary labor was increasing to a great extent because while bosses gave contracts of this kind for one, two or several months to 2,495,000 workers, they only granted 224,000 permanent jobs, which means a proportion of nine to one.

Meanwhile, many families in Mexico migrate to the country’s Baja region on the west coast seeking jobs and better lives. Though they find employment, they often join the ranks of Mexico’s “working poor,” barely earning the equivalent of $100 a week, CNN reported.

Their homes are piecemeal, built out of scrap parts—some missing a roof and lacking electricity. These families want better homes, but simply can’t afford them.


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