Hidalgo and eleven other entities maintained their poverty levels above the national average
In Hidalgo, 55.1 percent of the employed population don’t make enough to acquire the inputs of the basic food basket with their salary, according to data from the National Council for the Evaluation of Public Policy ( Coneval ), in the third quarter of 2020.
The agency points out that the entity is one of the 12 that maintained their poverty levels above the national average, which is 45.5 percent, along with Chiapas, Mexico City, Guerrero, Morelos, Oaxaca, Puebla, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosí, Tabasco, Tlaxcala, and Veracruz.
The data are based on the National Survey of Occupation and Employment (ENOE), which did not take measurements during the second quarter in the middle of the pandemic; However, the figures for the July-September period contrast with those for the same period of 2019, when Hidalgo reported that 46.9 percent of employed inhabitants were in this situation.
Despite the health risk, the council reveals that the remuneration of workers dropped from 794.87 billion to 675.21 billion pesos; on the contrary, the National Consumer Price Index ( INPC ) registers a growth of 3.9 percent, that is to say, the products became more expensive.
In the third quarter of 2020, the average real labor income of the employed population in non-indigenous municipalities in the country was 4,252.90 pesos per month, higher than that of indigenous demarcations, in which an average income of 1,999.25 pesos is observed.
From the third quarter of 2018 to the third quarter of 2020, on average, about 43.7 percent of the population remained unemployed for up to one month; while 34 percent were unemployed for one to three months.
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