Argentina Unemployment Rate  2002-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The unemployment rate in Argentina decreased to 8.7 percent in the second quarter of 2017 from 9.2 percent in the previous quarter and below expectations of 9.0 percent. The underemployment rate climbed to 11.0 percent (vs 9.9 percent in Q1). Among the 6 regions considered, Gran Buenos Aires recorded the highest jobless rate (10.0 percent from 10.9 percent), followed by Pampeana (unchanged at 8.8 percent). Unemployment Rate in Argentina averaged 9.47 percent from 2002 until 2017, 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
2017-03-16 07:00 PM Unemployment Rate 7.6% 8.5% 8.2% 8.0%
2017-06-14 07:00 PM Unemployment Rate 9.2% 7.6% 8% 7.8%
2017-09-14 07:00 PM Unemployment Rate 8.7% 9.2% 9% 8.4%
2017-11-24 07:00 PM Unemployment Rate 8.7% 8.4%


Argentina Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 8.70 9.20 20.80 5.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 11395.00 11328.00 16100.01 10560.47 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1088.00 1149.00 3406.25 709.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 41.50 41.30 43.40 36.30 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 45.40 45.50 46.90 44.50 percent [+]
Wages 34251.00 23278.00 34251.00 913.00 ARS/Month [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 2781.74 2537.70 2781.74 89.44 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 8860.00 8860.00 8860.00 0.00 ARS/Month [+]
Population 43.59 43.13 43.59 20.68 Million [+]
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 [+]
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 [+]


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 November of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8.70 9.20 20.80 5.90 2002 - 2017 percent Quarterly




unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
Spain 16.38 Sep/17
Brazil 12.40 Sep/17
Italy 11.10 Sep/17
Turkey 10.60 Aug/17
France 9.70 Sep/17
Euro Area 8.90 Sep/17
Canada 6.30 Oct/17
Indonesia 5.50 Sep/17
Australia 5.40 Oct/17
Russia 5.10 Oct/17
Netherlands 4.50 Oct/17
United Kingdom 4.30 Sep/17
United States 4.10 Oct/17
China 3.95 Sep/17
Germany 3.60 Sep/17
Mexico 3.60 Sep/17
South Korea 3.60 Oct/17
India 3.46 Dec/16
Switzerland 3.00 Oct/17
Japan 2.80 Sep/17