Unemployment Rate in Colombia decreased to 9.10 percent in October from 9.50 percent in September of 2018. Unemployment Rate in Colombia averaged 11.44 percent from 2001 until 2018, 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.

Unemployment Rate in Colombia is expected to be 8.80 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in Colombia to stand at 9.20 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Colombia Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 9.20 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-31 03:20 PM Unemployment Rate 9.7% 9.1% 9.9% 9.6%
2018-09-28 03:10 PM Unemployment Rate 9.2% 9.7% 9.9% 9.8%
2018-10-31 03:15 PM Unemployment Rate 9.5% 9.2% 9% 9.3%
2018-11-28 04:00 PM Unemployment Rate 9.1% 9.5% 8.8%
2018-12-28 03:00 PM Unemployment Rate 9.1% 8.6%
2019-01-31 03:00 PM Unemployment Rate 8.8%
2019-02-28 03:00 PM Unemployment Rate


Colombia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 9.10 9.50 17.87 7.30 percent [+]
Unemployed Persons 2302.00 2378.34 3408.44 1791.64 Thousand [+]
Population 49.29 48.75 49.29 16.01 Million [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.10 64.40 66.90 56.90 percent [+]
Living Wage Family 1095100.00 1065500.00 1095100.00 1042100.00 COP/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 782100.00 746500.00 782100.00 730000.00 COP/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 2598000.00 2503700.00 2598000.00 2470000.00 COP/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 899500.00 833200.00 899500.00 825400.00 COP/Month [+]
Employed Persons 23098.00 22703.86 23098.00 15188.95 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 59.20 58.28 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 December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
9.10 9.50 17.87 7.30 2001 - 2018 percent Monthly




Country Last Previous
South Africa 27.50 Sep/18
Spain 14.55 Sep/18
Brazil 11.70 Oct/18
Turkey 11.10 Aug/18
Italy 10.60 Oct/18
Argentina 9.60 Jun/18
France 9.10 Sep/18
Euro Area 8.10 Oct/18
Saudi Arabia 6.00 Jun/18
Canada 5.60 Nov/18
Indonesia 5.34 Sep/18
Australia 5.00 Oct/18
Russia 4.70 Oct/18
United Kingdom 4.10 Oct/18
China 3.82 Sep/18
South Korea 3.80 Nov/18
Netherlands 3.70 Oct/18
United States 3.70 Nov/18
India 3.52 Dec/17
Germany 3.30 Oct/18
Mexico 3.20 Oct/18
Switzerland 2.50 Nov/18
Japan 2.40 Oct/18
Singapore 2.10 Sep/18


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