Argentina Unemployment Rate  2002-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The unemployment rate in Argentina fell slightly to 9.1 percent in the first quarter of 2018 from 9.2 percent a year earlier. The number of unemployed rose by 34 thousand to 1.183 million while employment went up by 421 thousand to 11.328 million. By genders, the jobless rate was higher for women (10.6 percent vs 10.2 percent) than for men (8.0 percent vs 8.5 percent). Among the six regions considered, Gran Buenos Aires recorded the highest jobless rate (10.7 percent vs 8.4 percent), followed by Pampeana (8.6 percent vs 6.6 percent). In the previous quarter, the unemployment rate was lower at 7.2 percent. Unemployment Rate in Argentina averaged 9.41 percent from 2002 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 20.80 percent in the fourth quarter of 2002 and a record low of 5.90 percent in the third quarter of 2015.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-12-13 07:00 PM Unemployment Rate 8.3% 8.7% 8.4%
2018-03-20 07:00 PM Unemployment Rate 7.2% 8.3% 7.4%
2018-06-21 07:00 PM Unemployment Rate 9.1% 7.2% 7.0%
2018-09-20 07:00 PM Unemployment Rate 9.1% 9.4%
2018-12-19 10:00 PM Unemployment Rate 9.6%


Argentina Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 9.10 7.20 20.80 5.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 11749.00 11892.00 16100.01 10560.47 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1183.00 926.00 3406.25 709.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 42.40 43.00 43.40 36.30 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 46.70 46.40 46.90 44.50 percent [+]
Wages 29476.00 29140.00 38564.00 913.00 ARS/Month [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 2781.74 2537.70 2781.74 89.44 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 10700.00 10000.00 10700.00 0.00 ARS/Month [+]
Population 44.05 43.59 44.05 20.68 Million [+]
Wage Growth 1.39 2.45 6.33 0.74 Percent [+]
Living Wage Family 11300.00 9820.00 11300.00 8190.00 ARS/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 7620.00 6430.00 7620.00 4860.00 ARS/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 9910.00 8760.00 9910.00 5990.00 ARS/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 20000.00 18300.00 20000.00 13200.00 ARS/Month [+]


Argentina Unemployment Rate

In Argentina, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides - Argentina Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Argentina Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
9.10 7.20 20.80 5.90 2002 - 2018 percent Quarterly




unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
South Africa 27.20 Jun/18
Spain 15.30 Jun/18
Brazil 12.30 Jul/18
Italy 10.40 Jul/18
Turkey 10.20 Jun/18
Argentina 9.10 Mar/18
France 9.10 Jun/18
Euro Area 8.20 Jul/18
Saudi Arabia 6.10 Mar/18
Canada 6.00 Aug/18
Australia 5.30 Aug/18
Indonesia 5.13 Mar/18
Russia 4.60 Aug/18
South Korea 4.20 Aug/18
United Kingdom 4.00 Jul/18
Netherlands 3.90 Aug/18
United States 3.90 Aug/18
China 3.83 Jun/18
India 3.52 Dec/17
Mexico 3.50 Jul/18
Germany 3.40 Jul/18
Japan 2.50 Jul/18
Switzerland 2.40 Aug/18
Singapore 2.10 Jun/18


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