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

The jobless rate in Colombia declined to 8.9 percent in April of 2017 from 9 percent in the same period a year earlier. The number of unemployed rose slightly by 19 thousand to 2217 thousand persons, as employed went up faster by 490 thousand to 22669 thousand persons. The employment rate increased to 59.3 percent from 58.8 percent.The labor force participation rate rose to 65.1 percent from 64.6 percent. Unemployment Rate in Colombia averaged 11.63 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)
2017-03-28 03:25 PM Feb 10.5% 11.7% 9.6% 10.5%
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 8.9% 8.7%
2017-07-31 03:00 PM Jun 9.1%
2017-08-31 03:00 PM Jul 9.40%




Colombia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 8.90 9.70 17.87 7.30 percent [+]
Unemployed Persons 2216.73 2357.20 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 65.10 63.60 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 59.26 57.40 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 June of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8.90 9.70 17.87 7.30 2001 - 2017 percent Monthly



unemployment rate by Country

Last
Spain 18.75 Mar/17
Brazil 13.60 Apr/17
Turkey 11.70 Mar/17
Italy 11.10 Apr/17
France 9.60 Mar/17
Euro Area 9.30 Apr/17
Canada 6.60 May/17
Australia 5.50 May/17
Indonesia 5.33 Mar/17
Russia 5.20 May/17
Netherlands 5.10 May/17
India 4.90 Dec/13
United Kingdom 4.60 Apr/17
United States 4.30 May/17
China 3.97 Mar/17
Germany 3.90 Apr/17
South Korea 3.60 May/17
Mexico 3.50 Apr/17
Switzerland 3.10 May/17
Japan 2.80 Apr/17