At the close of 2015, the unemployment rate in Mexico was 4.4 percent, the fourth lowest among the countries of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), only behind Korea, Japan and Iceland.
According to the international organization, with this result the unemployment rate dropped to a six-year low, from a level of 5.47 percent in 2009, and was below the OECD average in 2015, 6.8 percent.
According to the report, in 2015 the unemployment rate was 8.7 percent among Mexican youth (15 to 24) and 3.4 percent for those over 25, while the unemployment rate for women was 4.5 percent and 4.2 percent for men.
For all 34 OECD countries, the unemployment rate at the end of 2015 fell to 6.8 percent from 7.4 percent in 2014, the second year of declined unemployment.
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