Workers in Farming Activities

Group (61) - 2020-Q4

  • 3.59M, Workforce
  • $2.57k MX, Average monthly salary
  • 48.4, Average age
  • 38.6, Weekly hours worked
  • 5.54, Weekly days worked
  • 10.5%, Workforce with second job
  • 83.9%, Informal Workforce
  • 6.18, Average years of Schooling

About Workers in Farming Activities

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The workforce of Workers in Farming Activities during fourth quarter of 2020 was 3.59M people, whose salary averaged $2.57k MX working around 38.6 hours per week.

The average age of Workers in Farming Activities was 48.4 years. The workforce was distributed in 91.1% men with an average salary of $2.56k MX and, 8.87% women with average salary of $2.65k MX.

The best average salaries received by Workers in Farming Activities were in Chihuahua ($8.63k MX), Sonora ($5.39k MX), and Michoacán de Ocampo ($5.37k MX) while the workforce was larger in Chiapas (454k), Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave (402k), and Guerrero (336k).

In terms of industries, the best average salaries were in Business Administration Services ($12k MX), Retail Trade of Groceries and Food ($8.84k MX), and Personal Care Services ($8k MX), while the workforce was concentrated on Cattle Ranching and Farming (93.4%), Food Industry (4.47%), and Public Administration (0.75%).

8.95% of the total informal workers correspond to women with an average salary of $2.22k MX and 91.1% to men with an average salary of $1.87k MX.

At the level of states, Quintana Roo had the highest percentage of informal workers with 95.8% corresponding to 38.8k from 40.6k workers, while the state with the lowest percentage of informal workers was Sinaloa with a 52.9% corresponding to 47k from 88.8k workers.

Workforce and Salaries Evolution

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  • 3.59M, Workforce 2020-Q4
  • $2.57k MX, Average monthly salary 2020-Q4

At fourth quarter of 2020, the people who worked as Workers in Farming Activities were 3.59M being a 4.7% lower than the third quarter of 2020. (3.77M) and 4.7% inferior than the same period of the previous year (3.77M).

In the same period, an average salary of $2.57k MX was observed, registering an increase of 25.5%, compared to the third quarter of 2020 ($2.05k MX) and an increase of 25.5% compared to the same period of the previous year ($2.05k MX).

Workforce by State

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Top 1 Workforce 2020-Q4: 454k, Chiapas

Greater Increase in Workforce 2019-Q4/ 2020-Q4: 72.1k, Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave

Greater Decrease in Workforce 2019-Q4 / 2020-Q4: 79.3k, Puebla

The states with the highest number of Workers in Farming Activities during the fourth quarter of 2020 were Chiapas (454k), Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave (402k), and Guerrero (336k)

Comparing the fourth quarter of 2019 and the fourth quarter of 2020, the main positive variations occurred in Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave and Jalisco with an increase of 72.1k (21.8%) and 23k (17%), respectively. On the other hand, the negative variations were accentuated in Puebla and Oaxaca with a decrease of 79.3k (26.4%) and 53.1k (16%), respectively.

Salaries by State

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Top 1 Average Salary 2020-Q4: $8.63k MX, Chihuahua

Greater Salary Increase 2019-Q4 / 2020-Q4: $3.76k MX, Chihuahua

Greater Salary Decrease 2019-Q4 / 2020-Q4: $879 MX, Baja California

The states with the best average salaries for Workers in Farming Activities during fourth quarter of 2020 were Chihuahua ($8.63k MX), Sonora ($5.39k MX), and Michoacán de Ocampo ($5.37k MX)

Comparing the fourth quarter of 2019 and the fourth quarter of 2020, the positive salary growth was higher in Chihuahua and Nuevo León with an increase of $3.76k MX (77.3%) and $1.45k MX (43.8%), respectively. Por otro lado, las variaciones salariales negativas se acentuaron en Baja California and Tamaulipas with a decrease of $879 MX (15.7%) and $852 MX (23.5%), respectively.

Average Salary and Workforce by Sex and Age

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Average Age 2020-Q4

  • 43.9, Women
  • 48.9, Men

At fourth quarter of 2020, the male workforce in Workers in Farming Activities represented the 91.1% of the employed population and women 8.87%. The male and female workforce was higher in the age group 45 to 54 years (682k men and 77.9k women).

The highest average salary was $4.3k MX received by women from 15 to 24 years, while the lowest average salary was $560 MX received by women from 65 to 74 years.

* The data regarding salaries have low statistical precision so it should not be used as conclusions.

Average Salary and Workforce by Gender and Schooling Years

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Average Schooling in Years (2020-Q4)

  • 6.76, Women
  • 6.12, Men

At fourth quarter of 2020 the male workforce in Workers in Farming Activities was higher in the educational segment with 4 to 6 years of schooling (1.03M), while the female workforce was higher in the educational segment with 7 to 9 years of schooling (90k).

The highest average salary was $5.68k MX received by men with 16 to 18 years of schooling, while the lowest average salary was $1.29k MX received by women with 0 to 3 years of schooling.

* The data regarding salaries have low statistical precision so it should not be used as conclusions.

Workforce and Salaries Distribution by Industries

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The visualization shows the distribution of Workers in Farming Activities in different industries and economic sectors.

At fourth quarter of 2020, the workforce was higher in Cattle Ranching and Farming (93.4%), Food Industry (4.47%), and Public Administration (0.75%).

In the same period, the best average salaries were received in Business Administration Services ($12k MX), Retail Trade of Groceries and Food ($8.84k MX), and Personal Care Services ($8k MX).

Labor Informality

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Labor Informality

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Labor Informality 2020-Q4

  • 83.9%, Workers in Farming Activities
  • 55.6%, Average Informality in Mexico

During the fourth quarter of 2020, the labor informality of Workers in Farming Activities reached a 83.9%, which implied an increase from 0.01 percentage points compared to the fourth quarter of 2020  (83.9%) and an increase from 2.99 percentage points compared to the same period of the previous year (80.9%).

The labor informality of this occupation was higher than informality at the country level in 28.3 percentage points during the fourth quarter of 2020.

Labor Informality by State

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Greater Labor Informality: 95.8%, Quintana Roo

Less Labor Informality: 52.9 %, Sinaloa

At fourth quarter of 2020, the states with the highest rate of labor informality in Workers in Farming Activities were Quintana Roo (95.8%), Hidalgo (93.4%), and Querétaro (92.6%), while the states with the lowest informality rate were Coahuila de Zaragoza (64.8%), Baja California Sur (58.6%), and Sinaloa (52.9%).

Labor Informality by Age and Education

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Workforce

The workforce of Workers in Farming Activities during the fourth quarter of 2020 was higher in the age group with 45 to 54 years concentrating 760k workers of which 16.8% corresponds to formal employment (128k) and 83.2% to informal employment (632k).

Regarding the schooling years, the workforce was higher in the range with 4 to 6 years of schooling concentrating 1.11M workers of which 15%  corresponds to formal employment (167k) and 85% corresponds to informal employment (948k).