Last Update: 22/11/2021
Market with great potential and human capital
Mexico is one of the largest markets in the world, with a population of over 126 million inhabitants, out of which 62% (78.1 million) corresponds to the economically active population and 76 million to the working population. Around 43% of the population is under 25 years old and the average age is 29 years.
 INEGI, Employment and Occupation, 2021
 Consejo Nacional de Población (CONAPO), 2021.
Population and Demographic Bonus
Mexico’s average population density is 64/km2. Geographically, the population is located mainly in the central region of the country and around Mexico City metropolitan area, heart of the country’s political and financial activities. The most populated metropolitan areas are:
Mexico City (20,804,515 inhab.)
Monterrey, Nuevo Leon (5,341,171 inhab.)
Guadalajara, Jalisco (5,268,642 inhab.)
Puebla, Puebla (3,199,530 inhab.)
Toluca, Estado de Mexico (2,353,924 inhab.)
[2 ] INEGI, Mexico’s Population, .
In the last 10 years, Mexico’s unemployment rate has been lower than 6%.
Labour market conditions continue to strenghten. As of september 2021, the unemployment rate was registered at 3.9%
As of June 2021, the number of workers affiliated to the IMSS was 20.76 million, thus representing an annual gain of 864,754 jobs since the same period in 2020.