Colombia Unemployment Rate  2001-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Colombia's unemployment rate fell to 9.7 percent in July of 2017 from 9.8 percent in the corresponding month of the previous year and below market expectations of 9.8 percent. The number of unemployed decreased by 5 thousand from a year ago to 2.36 million and employed rose sharply by 1.7 percentage points to 22.1 million. As a result, the employment rate increased to 57.5 percent from 57.3 a year ago and the activity rate also went up to 63.7 percent from 63.6 percent. Unemployment Rate in Colombia averaged 11.59 percent from 2001 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 17.87 percent in January of 2002 and a record low of 7.30 percent in November of 2015.

Colombia Unemployment Rate
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-06-30 03:00 PM Unemployment Rate 9.4% 8.9% 8.7% 8.7%
2017-07-31 03:00 PM Unemployment Rate 8.7% 9.4% 9.5% 9.6%
2017-08-31 03:00 PM Unemployment Rate 9.7% 8.7% 9.8% 8.2%
2017-09-29 03:00 PM Unemployment Rate 9.7% 9.7%
2017-10-31 03:00 PM Unemployment Rate 9.6%
2017-11-30 03:00 PM Unemployment Rate 9.5%


Colombia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 9.70 8.70 17.87 7.30 percent [+]
Unemployed Persons 2364.45 2177.13 3408.44 1791.64 Thousand [+]
Population 48.75 48.20 48.75 16.01 Million [+]
Living Wage Family 1388415.00 1297604.00 1393890.00 1272756.00 COP/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1167808.00 1070679.00 1167808.00 1003535.00 COP/Month [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 63.70 65.20 66.90 56.90 percent [+]
Wages High Skilled 2575100.00 2578300.00 2578300.00 2500000.00 COP/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 800000.00 875200.00 894300.00 722500.00 COP/Month [+]
Employed Persons 22073.00 22802.82 23092.39 15188.95 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 57.52 59.48 61.41 48.97 percent [+]


Colombia Unemployment Rate

In Colombia, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides the latest reported value for - Colombia Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Colombia Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
9.70 8.70 17.87 7.30 2001 - 2017 percent Monthly




unemployment rate by Country

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Spain 17.22 Jun/17
Brazil 12.80 Jul/17
Italy 11.30 Jul/17
Turkey 10.20 Jun/17
France 9.50 Jun/17
Euro Area 9.10 Jul/17
Canada 6.20 Aug/17
Australia 5.60 Aug/17
Indonesia 5.33 Mar/17
India 4.90 Dec/13
Russia 4.90 Aug/17
Netherlands 4.70 Aug/17
United States 4.40 Aug/17
United Kingdom 4.30 Jul/17
China 3.95 Jun/17
South Korea 3.80 Aug/17
Germany 3.70 Jul/17
Mexico 3.40 Jul/17
Switzerland 3.00 Aug/17
Japan 2.80 Jul/17