If you’re interested in learning more about employment and unemployment in Mexico, keep reading below. We have information on Puerto Vallarta and the state of Jalisco including population statistics, education facts, and more. In the fourth quarter of 2022, the labor participation rate in Jalisco was 62.7%, which indicated a slight decrease of 0.3 percentage points compared to the 3rd quarter of 2022 (63%). Keep reading more below.
Population Facts in Puerto Vallarta
To start with, the latest population figures are from 2020 when Puerto Vallarta registered 291,839 inhabitants. At that time, 49.9% were women, and 50.1% were men. In terms of age ranges making up the largest section of the population were young people aged 20 to 24 years (26,579 inhabitants), 25 to 29 years (26,132 inhabitants), and 10 to 14 years (24,823 inhabitants). Together, people from ages 10 to 29 years old made up 26.6% of the total population. As far as languages, 3,380 inhabitants speak at least one indigenous language, which is the equivalent of 1.16% of PV’s total population. The most widely spoken indigenous dialects were Náhuatl, Otomí, and Zapoteco. In terms of migrants that have moved to PV in the last 5 years, 1,570 people came from the United States, 195 people from Canada, and 129 from Venezuela.
Employment and Unemployment in Jalisco
Next, most recently the state of Jalisco’s unemployment rate was 2.36 % which is around 98,400 people. This figure indicates a decrease of 0.45 percentage points compared to the previous quarter (2.81%). In terms of the state’s employed population in the fourth quarter of 2022, there were 4,070,000 million people working which was 1.06% higher than the previous quarter. In terms of wages, the average monthly salary in Jalisco in the fourth quarter of 2022 was $5,890 pesos which was slightly higher than the previous quarter. As far as occupations that had the most workers during the fourth quarter of 2022, the top jobs with the most number of employees were in Sales, Dispatchers, Domestic Workers, and Trade workers.
Education and Careers in Puerto Vallarta
In Puerto Vallarta, the highest number of college graduates in the 2020-2021 school period in Puerto Vallarta studied mechanical, electronic, electronic, chemistry and related professions engineering with 91,054 graduates. Next, administration and management graduates made up 12% of students with 54,330 graduates. Also, business and accounting made up 11.1% of students with 50,096 graduates. In Puerto Vallarta, the highest number of graduates obtained law degrees (20,908 graduates), industrial engineering degrees (16,632 graduates), and nursing degrees (14,168 graduates). In 2020, the population of Puerto Vallarta showed that the highest level of education was Middle School (63.1k people or 29.9% of the total), High School or General Baccalaureate (53.8k people or 25.5% of the total), and Primary School (40.1k people or 19% of the total).
While Puerto Vallarta’s main industry remains the tourism industry, agriculture and retail are also up there. In the state of Jalisco, they are the number one state in farming and ranching in Mexico. In addition, Jalisco is the leading producer in Mexico of berries, agave (tequila), lime, dairy products, eggs, and pork meat. We hope you enjoyed this article that gives a closer look at the people living and working in the town of Puerto Vallarta and the state of Jalisco.