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

Colombia's jobless rate fell to 8.7 percent in June 2017 from 8.9 percent in the corresponding month of the previous year and way below market expectations of 9.5 percent. The number of unemployed increased by 8 thousand from a year ago to 2.18 million while the number of employed rose sharply by 552 thousand to 22.80 million, the highest level on record for the month of June. The employment rate went up by 0.7 percentage points from June 2016 to 59.5 percent, and the activity rate increased by 0.6 percentage points to 65.2 percent. Unemployment Rate in Colombia averaged 11.60 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 Forecast (i)
2017-05-31 03:00 PM Apr 8.9% 9.7% 9.2% 9.1%
2017-06-30 03:00 PM May 9.4% 8.9% 8.7% 8.7%
2017-07-31 03:00 PM Jun 8.7% 9.4% 9.5% 9.6%
2017-08-31 03:00 PM Jul 8.7% 9.1%
2017-09-29 03:00 PM Aug 9.4%
2017-10-31 03:00 PM Sep 9.4%


Colombia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 8.70 9.40 17.87 7.30 percent [+]
Unemployed Persons 2177.13 2314.45 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 65.20 64.20 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 22802.82 22262.94 23092.39 15188.95 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 59.48 58.14 61.41 48.97 percent [+]


Colombia Unemployment Rate Notes

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 August of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8.70 9.40 17.87 7.30 2001 - 2017 percent Monthly



unemployment rate by Country

Last
Spain 17.22 Jun/17
Brazil 13.00 Jun/17
Italy 11.10 Jun/17
Turkey 10.20 May/17
France 9.50 Jun/17
Euro Area 9.10 Jun/17
Canada 6.30 Jul/17
Australia 5.60 Jul/17
Indonesia 5.33 Mar/17
Russia 5.10 Jul/17
India 4.90 Dec/13
Netherlands 4.80 Jul/17
United Kingdom 4.40 Jun/17
United States 4.30 Jul/17
China 3.95 Jun/17
Germany 3.80 Jun/17
South Korea 3.60 Jul/17
Mexico 3.30 Jun/17
Switzerland 3.00 Jul/17
Japan 2.80 Jun/17