UPDATE 1-Mexican jobless rate falls in Dec to over six-year low

viernes 16 de enero de 2015 10:55 GYT

(Adds historical comparison)
    MEXICO CITY, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Mexico's jobless rate fell
in December to a more than six-year low, raising hopes for
stronger consumer spending in Latin America's No. 2 economy.
    Mexico's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate 
was 4.38 percent in December, the national statistics agency
said on Friday, its lowest since October 2008.  
    Analysts polled by the central bank see economic growth
picking up to about 3.5 percent this year after reaching an
estimated 2.19 percent last year.
             December    November    December
             2014        2014        2013
 Jobless     4.38        4.56        4.92
 rate (s/a)                          
 Jobless     3.76        4.53        4.27
   s/a = seasonally adjusted 

 (Reporting by Alexandra Alper and Jean Arce; Editing by James