RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Around 12.5 million workers have lost their jobs in Mexico due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Of these, 10.4 million were casual workers in the informal economy. In particular, the loss of informal jobs, in which people work on their own responsibility and without social protection, is causing severe social problems. The figures were released by the National Institute for Geography and Statistics (INEGI).
The data are based on the first telephone survey on occupation and employment (ETOE), conducted last month. It also found that the number of people with reduced working hours has . . .