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Queretaro, Qro. During December, 20 entities had an increase in the unemployment rate compared to the pre-pandemic level, that is, compared to December 2019, according to records from the National Survey of Occupation and Employment (Enoe), from the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi).

Puebla leads the list of states with the highest increase in its vacancy rate, experiencing a rise of 1.84 percentage points between December 2019 and December 2021, climbing from an unemployment rate of 1.76 to 3.60% of its economically active population (PEA).

He is followed by Mexico state with an increase of 1.81 percentage points (from 3.13 to 4.93%), Mexico City with a difference of 1.53 points (from 4.79 to 6.31%), Coahuila de Zaragoza an increase of 1.25 points (from 4.26 to 5.51%), in Chiapas 1.23 points (from 2.08 to 3.30%), Michoacán 1.06 points (from 1.87 to 2.93%), Chihuahua 1.06 points (from 2.21 to 3.26%), Quintana Roo with 1.04 points (from 2.50 to 3.54%).

Likewise, with an increase in the unemployment rate –but with differences below one percentage point– the states of San Luis Potosi with a difference of 0.91 percentage points (from 2.23 to 3.15%), Guanajuato with 0.89 points (from 2.88 to 3.77%), Guerrero with 0.82 (from 1.01 to 1.83%), Morelos with 0.50 points (from 2.23 to 2.73%) and Jalisco with 0.47 (from 2.76 to 3.23%).

Aguascalientes continues with 0.30 points (from 2.98 to 3.28%), Yucatán with 0.20 points (from 1.82 to 2.02%), Baja California Sur with 0.19 points (from 2.45 to 2.64%), Queretaro with 0.16 points (from 4.40 to 4.56%), Veracruz with 0.08 points (from 2.55 to 2.63%), Baja California with 0.04 points (from 1.8 to 1.85), and Tlaxcala with 0.01 points (from 3.60 to 3.61%).

The remaining 12 entities report a decrease in the level of unemployment between December 2019 and the same month of 2021, the most significant decrease is reported by Nayarit with a drop of -1.78 percentage points in its unemployment rate (it fell from 3.67 to 1.89%) , as well as Tabasco with -1.37 points (from 5.84 to 4.48%), Sonora with -1 points (from 4.18 to 3.18%), Colima with -0.78 points (from 3.34 to 2.55%), Campeche with -0.61 points (from 2.99 to 2.37%) and Hidalgo with -0.55 points (from 1.93 to 1.37%).

It is followed by Sinaloa with -0.51 points (from 2.80 to 2.28%), Zacatecas with -0.51 points (from 3.02 to 2.51%), Oaxaca with -0.46 points (from 1.66 to 1.19%), Nuevo León with -0.41 points (from 3.26 to 2.86%), Durango with -0.25 points (from 3.13 to 2.88%) and Tamaulipas with -0.14 percentage points (from 3.42 to 3.28%).

high rates

In particular, during December 2021, the country’s capital maintained the highest rate among the 32 entities, accounting for an unemployment rate of 6.31% of its economically active population, specifies the Enoe.

It was followed by the states of Coahuila with 5.51% unemployment, State of Mexico with 4.93%, Querétaro with 4.56%, Tabasco with 4.48%, Guanajuato with 3.77%, Tlaxcala with 3.61%, Puebla with 3.60%, Quintana Roo with 3.54% and Chiapas of 3.30% in the last month of the year.

On the opposite side, the lowest rates were found in Oaxaca with an unemployment rate of 1.19%, Hidalgo with 1.37%, Guerrero with 1.83%, Baja California with 1.85%, Nayarit with 1.89%, Yucatán with 2.02%, Sinaloa with 2.28, Campeche 2.37%, Zacatecas 2.51% and Colima 2.55% unemployment.

During December 2021, at the national level, the unemployment rate was 3.5% of the PEA, an indicator that is equivalent to 2.1 million people.

The rate for December of the year just ended shows an increase of 0.6 percentage points compared to two years ago when it was around 2.91% of the PEA.

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