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

The unemployment rate in Argentina jumped to 9.6 percent in the second quarter of 2018 from 9.1 in the previous quarter and 8.7 percent a year earlier. It was the highest jobless rate since the first quarter of 2007. The number of unemployed rose by 56 thousand to 1, 239 million while employment went down by 107 thousand to 11.642 million. The underemployment rate jumped to 11.2 percent from 11.0 percent a year earlier and 9.8 percent in Q1. The jobless rate was higher for women (10.8 percent vs 9.5 percent in Q1 2017) than for men (8.7 percent vs 8.2 percent). Among the six regions considered, Gran Buenos Aires recorded the highest jobless rate at 11.4 percent, followed by Pampeana at 8.8 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
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 9.6% 9.1% 9.4%
2018-12-19 10:00 PM Unemployment Rate 9.6% 9.6%


Argentina Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 9.60 9.10 20.80 5.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 11642.00 11749.00 16100.01 10560.47 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1239.00 1183.00 3406.25 709.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 41.90 42.40 43.40 36.30 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 46.40 46.70 46.90 44.50 percent [+]
Wages 42398.00 29462.00 42398.00 913.00 ARS/Month [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 2781.74 2537.70 2781.74 89.44 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 10700.00 10700.00 10700.00 0.00 ARS/Month [+]
Population 44.05 43.59 44.05 20.68 Million [+]
Wage Growth 2.37 1.39 6.33 0.74 [+]
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 October of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
9.60 9.10 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 12.10 Aug/18
Turkey 10.80 Jul/18
Italy 9.70 Aug/18
Argentina 9.60 Jun/18
France 9.10 Jun/18
Euro Area 8.10 Aug/18
Saudi Arabia 6.10 Mar/18
Canada 5.90 Sep/18
Indonesia 5.13 Mar/18
Australia 5.00 Sep/18
Russia 4.50 Sep/18
South Korea 4.00 Sep/18
United Kingdom 4.00 Aug/18
China 3.83 Jun/18
Netherlands 3.70 Sep/18
United States 3.70 Sep/18
India 3.52 Dec/17
Mexico 3.50 Aug/18
Germany 3.40 Aug/18
Japan 2.40 Aug/18
Switzerland 2.40 Sep/18
Singapore 2.10 Jun/18


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