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22% of Mexican youth were not in employment, education or training (NEET) in 2015, the fifth highest rate in the OECD.
Latin America and the Caribbean’s (LAC) GDP will shrink by between 0.9% and 1% in 2016, according to the latest estimates, the second consecutive year of negative growth and a rate of contraction the region has not seen since the early 1980s. According to the Latin American Economic Outlook 2017, the region should recover in 2017, but with modest GDP growth of between 1.5% and 2%, below expected growth in advanced economies.
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This OECD report was developed in collaboration with the United States, Mexico and Canada, for consideration by the three Leaders in the context of the 2016 North American Leaders Summit.
Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, was in Mexico City on 14 and 15 November 2013 to attend the International Forum "Public Policies on Employment and Social Protection", where he delivered closing remarks and met with several Labour Ministers on the sidelines of the Forum.