11/08/2017 Society

Most young Mexicans work in the informal sector

60 percent of the 15 million young people between the ages of 15 and 29 who currently have a productive occupation work in the informal sector, according to the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI).


Archive. Notimex/LANA. Photo taken on 05/19/2013


During the first quarter of 2017 the economically active population aged 15 to 29

Amounted to 16 million young people, of whom six out of every 100 have no jobs, the source said.

By age ranges, adolescents aged 15 to 19 show a level of unemployment of 6.9 percent and young people aged 20 to 24 years of 6.5 percent, while for the group of 25 to 29 years it is 5.1 percent.

The Inegi recalled that on December 17, 1999, the UN General Assembly declared August 12 as International Youth Day.