Mexico Unemployment Highest Amid University Grads
La Jornada
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March 1, 2014

Every year in Mexico, "430,000 graduates from the Higher Education [University] System seek to join the labor market." The lack of professional level jobs has generated the highest unemployment rates among the population with higher education levels, Édgar Suárez, bureau chief of graduates at the Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAM), reported in conference.

This rate, he said, is 14.5 percent among young graduates of institutions of higher education, while the overall rate is 5.1 percent of the economically active population. He pointed out that five out of ten graduates of national universities have a job in their chosen field. In the case of the UAM, the figure rises to eight in ten.

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