Unemployment in Mexico
Mexico - UnemploymentAvailable fourth-quarter data points to a moderate cool-off as domestic demand appeared to hobble through year-end. Household spending looks to have been alone at the helm; real wages were on the rise and consumer confidence rode high, both despite elevated inflation. On the other hand, industrial-sector bellwethers have missed the mark in recent months. Along with the deterioration of activity within the pivotal manufacturing sector, these hint at subdued late-year fixed investment. All this follows a solid third-quarter outturn framed by export-driven gains but a slowdown domestically. Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s (AMLO) new government calmed investors’ concerns somewhat on 15 December when it unveiled this year’s budget. Markets responded positively to the restrained spending plans—and its primary fiscal surplus of 1.0% of GDP—and gave the leftist a sorely-needed first win. He initially sent financial markets into a tailspin by scrapping Mexico City’s partially-built airport (NAIM) in late October.
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Source: Mexico National Statistical Institute (INEGI).
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January 15, 2019
Mexico’s new government earned plaudits on the announcement of its 2019 budget on 15 December, its first since Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) took power on the heels on last July’s landslide election victory.
January 9, 2019
Consumer prices rose 0.70% from a month earlier in December, cooling somewhat from their 0.85% month-on-month increase in November.
January 3, 2019
Remittances totaled USD 2.9 billion in November (October: USD 2.9 billion), a 20.2% increase from the same month a year earlier.
January 2, 2019
Mexico’s manufacturing sector appeared to contract in December.
December 28, 2018
Merchandise trade recorded a USD 2.4 billion deficit in November, down considerably from the USD 0.4 billion surplus registered in the same month a year earlier.