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Latino Daily News

Sunday November 28, 2010

One in Eight Mexican Professionals Seek Employment Outside of Country

The Mexican Public Education Secretariat announced that one out of every eight professional leaves the country migrating mostly to the U.S. in search of better professional opportunities.

The country’s deputy Education Secretary, Rodolfo Tulran, noted that the country produced 8 million professionals with one million of them leaving.  This is “worrying and represents a significant cost for Mexico’s development,” he went on to say.

The solution appears to be the same one the U.S. is seeking for its employment issues – create new jobs.  The unemployment rate in Mexico for individuals under 25 is 14 percent, twice the national average.