Mexico - Services

Some 66 percent of GDP is generated by services in the Mexican economy. The sector also employs the majority of workers in the labor force, having employed 53 percent of workers in 1997. An analysis of the numbers of people who are employed within the services sector gives one a sense for the types of services that predominate within Mexico and their degree of labor intensiveness. In 1997, the category that employed the greatest number of workers was the community, social, and personal services category (8.8 million people). Next largest, at 7.8 million people, was the trade, restaurant, and hotel business. The transport, storage, and communications industries employed 1.5 million people. Finally, the finance, insurance, real estate, and business services industries employed 1.4 million people.

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