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After recording one of the strongest rates of growth in the OECD area (3.7%), economic growth in Mexico slowed down to 1.3% in 2013, and unemployment increased by 0.1 points (to 5.0% in Q2 2014). GDP growth is expected to return to rates of over 3% in 2014 and 2015, and unemployment is expected to decrease from 5.0% to 4.5% in Q4 2014.
Specific country notes have been prepared using data from the database OECD Health Statistics 2014, June 2014 version. The notes are available in PDF format.
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Country notes highlight some key findings from TALIS 2013 for individual countries and economies
Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, will be in Mexico, from 19 to 23 June 2014 to attend the Summit of the Pacific Alliance in Punta Mita and the Meeting of the OECD Global Parliamentary Network in Mexico city.
These country notes contain indicators which compare the political and institutional frameworks of national governments as well as revenues and expenditures, employment, and compensation.
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More than 70% of adults are overweight in Mexico, a higher proportion than in any other OECD country. About 32% of adults are obese, the second highest rate in the OECD, after the United States’ (36.5%).
The average worker in Mexico faced a tax burden on labour income (tax wedge) of 19.2% in 2013 compared with the OECD average of 35.9%. Mexico was ranked 32 of the 34 OECD member countries in this respect.
Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, was in Mexico from 14 to 16 April 2014, to attend and deliver remarks at the First High Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation. He also met with several senior officials and delivered a speech at the OECD Seminar on Health Policies in Mexico.
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This note presents key findings for Mexico from Society at a Glance 2014 - OECD Social indicators. This 2014 publication also provides a special chapter on: the crisis and its aftermath: a “stress test” for societies and for social policies.
Mexico is upgrading itself, it is modernising its "operating system", generating a virtuous circle that places it amongst the most promising economies in the world. The structural reforms that the government of President Peña Nieto has promoted, together with a solid macroeconomic base, should in principle open up countless opportunities for the country's development, said OECD Secretary-General.