In the past six years, the rate of Mexican migration has decreased by 45.5 percent as it went from 64.1 migrants per 10,000 persons to just 34.9.
According to the National Statistics and Geography Institute (INEGI), factors such as tighter border security measures in the United States and the global economic crisis of 2008 have slowed the migration of Mexicans.
The main cause of migration is still the search for jobs. Seven out of every 10 Mexicans abroad said they left the country in search of better job opportunities. The motivation of 22 percent of the migrant population was to reunite with family and to study abroad.
According to data from the INEGI, most people who decide to leave their place of origin do so at a productive age, between 20 and 39 years old. The majority are men: for every 100 migrant women there are 355 men.
A large portion of the migrant population is made up of persons with only a basic level of education, but the INEGI has stated that recently there are more immigrants with high school and college level education.
A net loss of population in Mexico continued during the third quarter of 2015. This means that more people traveled abroad than came to live in the country.
According to data from the National Survey of Occupation and Employment (ENOE), the Net Migration Balance (SNM) had a population loss of 17.8 persons per 10,000 inhabitants.
INEGI reported that migrant numbers increased in 2008 when the country faced financial imbalances, but from 2010 onward, it has shown a modest recovery.
BY VIANEY PICHARDO for www.thenews.mx
more recommended stories
Fonatur accused of logging more than 144 hectares of forest land for the Tren Maya
MÉRIDA, MX.- Civil associations have joined.
Yacht catches fire on the high seas off the shore of Celestún
The yacht “Juan Pablo” at the.
Mauricio Vila promotes Yucatan during the meeting of governors with the United States Ambassador
Villahermosa, Tabasco, (October 21, 2021) .-.
Greenpeace asks Profepa to investigate alleged illegal planting of transgenic soybeans and corn in Campeche
MÉRIDA, MX.- The international group Greenpeace.
Fossil stuck in 100 million-year-old amber is oldest “true crab” ever discovered
In 2015, two researchers stumbled across.
We still have five weeks left to 2021 hurricane season
The 2021 hurricane season hasn’t been.
Increased feeling of insecurity among Merida residents (INEGI)
Mérida, Yucatán.- Insecurity perception indexes throughout.
FGE arrests two men for child abuse in Yucatan
MÉRIDA, Yucatán, (October 21, 2021) .-.
Agustín Gusto, the first wine produced in Valladolid, Yucatán
Valladolid, Yucatán.- The Agustín Gusto restaurant,.
Mérida’s 2022 municipal budget proposal is ready
Merida will prioritize health services, security.