The Mexican Social Security Institute reported that during the first six months of 2014, there were 497,594 new jobs. Only 7 out of every ten jobs were permanent and 3 were temporary, however. And national unemployment figures climbed to 5.5 percent.
Several states had higher rates of unemployment than the national average. Those were Mexico City with 7.3 percent, Mexico State with 6.2 percent, and Nuevo Leon with 5.9 percent.
The percentage of people with a higher education who were unemployed climbed two percent as compared to the same period last year, ranking this group at 39 percent of the total number of unemployed.
The number of people who can afford to buy basic food stuff (CAR in Spanish) increased by 1.6 percent, according to the Index for Labor Tendency and Poverty (ITLP in Spanish).
In the first two years of the Enrique Peña Nieto Administration the Price of the basic food stuff index has increased 4 to 1 in comparison to increases to the mínimum wage in the country.
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