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

The jobless rate in Colombia increased to 9.4 percent in May 2017 from 8.8 percent in the same period a year earlier. The number of unemployed rose by 179 thousand to 2314 thousand persons and employed advanced by 262 thousand to 22263 thousand persons. The employment rate stood at 58.1 percent from 58.2 percent. The labor force participation rate increased to 64.2 percent from 63.9 percent. Unemployment Rate in Colombia averaged 11.62 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.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-04-28 03:00 PM Mar 9.7% 10.5% 10.2% 9.5%
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 9.4% 9.6%
2017-08-31 03:00 PM Jul 9.5%
2017-09-29 03:00 PM Aug 9.6%




Colombia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 9.40 8.90 17.87 7.30 percent [+]
Unemployed Persons 2314.45 2216.73 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 64.20 65.10 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 21754.67 22836.52 22836.52 15300.76 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 58.14 59.26 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 July of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
9.40 8.90 17.87 7.30 2001 - 2017 percent Monthly



unemployment rate by Country

Last
Spain 18.75 Mar/17
Brazil 13.30 May/17
Italy 11.30 May/17
Turkey 10.50 Apr/17
France 9.60 Mar/17
Euro Area 9.30 May/17
Canada 6.50 Jun/17
Australia 5.60 Jun/17
Indonesia 5.33 Mar/17
Russia 5.10 Jun/17
India 4.90 Dec/13
Netherlands 4.90 Jun/17
United Kingdom 4.50 May/17
United States 4.40 Jun/17
China 3.97 Mar/17
Germany 3.90 May/17
South Korea 3.80 Jun/17
Mexico 3.60 May/17
Japan 3.10 May/17
Switzerland 3.00 Jun/17