Workers in Farming Activities

Group (61) - 2021-Q1

  • 3.58M, Workforce
  • $2.54k MX, Average monthly salary
  • 47.7, Average age
  • 40.2, Weekly hours worked
  • 5.63, Weekly days worked
  • 10.2%, Workforce with second job
  • 81%, Informal Workforce
  • 6.43, Average years of Schooling

About Workers in Farming Activities

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The workforce of Workers in Farming Activities during first quarter of 2021 was 3.58M people, whose salary averaged $2.54k MX working around 40.2 hours per week.

The average age of Workers in Farming Activities was 47.7 years. The workforce was distributed in 91% men with an average salary of $2.53k MX and, 9.01% women with average salary of $2.65k MX.

The best average salaries received by Workers in Farming Activities were in Baja California ($5.78k MX), Michoacán de Ocampo ($5.58k MX), and Coahuila de Zaragoza ($5.35k MX) while the workforce was larger in Chiapas (495k), Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave (383k), and Michoacán de Ocampo (308k).

In terms of industries, the best average salaries were in Impartition of Justice and Maintenance of Security and Public Order ($12k MX), Business Administration Services ($10.7k MX), and Regulation and Promotion of Economic Development ($9.15k MX), while the workforce was concentrated on Cattle Ranching and Farming (82.2%), Food Industry (16.7%), and Public Administration (0.3%).

9.13% of the total informal workers correspond to women with an average salary of $2.3k MX and 90.9% to men with an average salary of $2.02k MX.

At the level of states, Quintana Roo had the highest percentage of informal workers with 93.8% corresponding to 36.4k from 38.8k workers, while the state with the lowest percentage of informal workers was Sinaloa with a 57.7% corresponding to 65.2k from 113k workers.

Workforce and Salaries Evolution

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  • 3.58M, Workforce 2021-Q1
  • $2.54k MX, Average monthly salary 2021-Q1

At first quarter of 2021, the people who worked as Workers in Farming Activities were 3.58M being a 0.35% lower than the fourth quarter of 2020. (3.59M).

In the same period, an average salary of $2.54k MX was observed, registering a drop of 0.94%, compared to the fourth quarter of 2020 ($2.57k MX).

Workforce by State

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Top 1 Workforce 2021-Q1: 495k, Chiapas

Greater Increase in Workforce 2019-Q4/ 2021-Q1: 21.8k, Nuevo León

Greater Decrease in Workforce 2019-Q4 / 2021-Q1: 94.6k, Puebla

The states with the highest number of Workers in Farming Activities during the first quarter of 2021 were Chiapas (495k), Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave (383k), and Michoacán de Ocampo (308k)

Comparing the first quarter of 2020 and the first quarter of 2021, the main positive variations occurred in Nuevo León and Oaxaca with an increase of 21.8k (73.3%) and 21.7k (7.68%), respectively. On the other hand, the negative variations were accentuated in Puebla and Sonora with a decrease of 94.6k (31.8%) and 53.7k (42.4%), respectively.

Salaries by State

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Top 1 Average Salary 2021-Q1: $5.78k MX, Baja California

Greater Salary Increase 2020-Q1 / 2021-Q1: $1.83k MX, Nayarit

Greater Salary Decrease 2020-Q1 / 2021-Q1: $4.74k MX, Chihuahua

The states with the best average salaries for Workers in Farming Activities during first quarter of 2021 were Baja California ($5.78k MX), Michoacán de Ocampo ($5.58k MX), and Coahuila de Zaragoza ($5.35k MX)

Comparing the first quarter of 2020 and the first quarter of 2021, the positive salary growth was higher in Nayarit and Ciudad de México with an increase of $1.83k MX (53.3%) and $1.73k MX (81.8%), respectively. Por otro lado, las variaciones salariales negativas se acentuaron en Chihuahua and Tamaulipas with a decrease of $4.74k MX (56.8%) and $1.71k MX (34.7%), respectively.

Average Salary and Workforce by Sex and Age

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Average Age 2021-Q1

  • 45.1, Women
  • 47.9, Men

At first quarter of 2021, the male workforce in Workers in Farming Activities represented the 91% of the employed population and women 9.01%. The male and female workforce was higher in the age group 45 to 54 years (683k men and 63.1k women).

The highest average salary was $4.58k MX received by women from 15 to 24 years, while the lowest average salary was $1.15k 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 (2021-Q1)

  • 6.51, Women
  • 6.42, Men

At first quarter of 2021 the male workforce in Workers in Farming Activities was higher in the educational segment with 4 to 6 years of schooling (1M), while the female workforce was higher in the educational segment with 0 to 3 years of schooling (91.7k).

The highest average salary was $3.9k MX received by men with 16 to 18 years of schooling, while the lowest average salary was $1.79k 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 first quarter of 2021, the workforce was higher in Cattle Ranching and Farming (82.2%), Food Industry (16.7%), and Public Administration (0.3%).

In the same period, the best average salaries were received in Impartition of Justice and Maintenance of Security and Public Order ($12k MX), Business Administration Services ($10.7k MX), and Regulation and Promotion of Economic Development ($9.15k MX).

Labor Informality

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Labor Informality

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Labor Informality 2021-Q1

  • 81%, Workers in Farming Activities
  • 55.1%, Average Informality in Mexico

During the first quarter of 2021, the labor informality of Workers in Farming Activities reached a 81%, which implied a decrease from 2.92 percentage points compared to the fourth quarter of 2020  (83.9%) and a decrease from 1.14 percentage points compared to the same period of the previous year (82.1%).

The labor informality of this occupation was higher than informality at the country level in 25.9 percentage points during the first quarter of 2021.

Labor Informality by State

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Greater Labor Informality: 93.8%, Quintana Roo

Less Labor Informality: 57.7 %, Sinaloa

At first quarter of 2021, the states with the highest rate of labor informality in Workers in Farming Activities were Quintana Roo (93.8%), Campeche (91.7%), and Ciudad de México (91.6%).

The states with the lowest informality rate were Baja California Sur (63.6%), Nayarit (61.9%), and Sinaloa (57.7%).

Labor Informality by Age and Education

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Workforce

The workforce of Workers in Farming Activities during the first quarter of 2021 was higher in the age group with 45 to 54 years concentrating 746k workers of which 17.1% corresponds to formal employment (128k) and 82.9% to informal employment (618k).

Regarding the schooling years, the workforce was higher in the range with 4 to 6 years of schooling concentrating 1.09M workers of which 15.8%  corresponds to formal employment (172k) and 84.2% corresponds to informal employment (919k).