Labor Force Participation Rate in Costa Rica increased to 61.10 percent in the third quarter of 2018 from 60.90 percent in the second quarter of 2018. Labor Force Participation Rate in Costa Rica averaged 60.65 percent from 2010 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 63.70 percent in the first quarter of 2012 and a record low of 56.80 percent in the second quarter of 2011.

Costa Rica Labor Force Participation Rate
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Costa Rica Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 10.20 8.70 10.91 8.30 percent [+]
Unemployed Persons 242228.00 205141.00 242228.00 38708.00 [+]
Minimum Wages 5089.29 5089.29 5089.29 7.53 Index Points [+]
Population 4.95 4.91 4.95 1.33 Million [+]
Wages 633490.00 645007.00 792836.00 357554.00 CRC/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 748700.00 762500.00 762500.00 728400.00 CRC/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 296600.00 298000.00 339500.00 296600.00 CRC/Month [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.10 60.90 63.70 56.80 percent [+]
Living Wage Family 331800.00 331800.00 331800.00 331800.00 CRC/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 209000.00 209000.00 209000.00 209000.00 CRC/Month [+]
Employed Persons 2138140.00 2160036.00 2160036.00 1765039.00 [+]
Employment Rate 54.90 55.60 57.79 51.16 percent [+]


Costa Rica Labor Force Participation Rate

The labour force participation rate is the number of persons who are employed and unemployed but looking for a job divided by the total working-age population. This page provides - Costa Rica Labor Force Participation Rate- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Costa Rica Labor Force Participation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
61.10 60.90 63.70 56.80 2010 - 2018 percent Quarterly




Country Last
United Kingdom 78.80 Aug/18
France 72.20 Jun/18
Indonesia 69.20 Dec/18
Switzerland 68.40 Jun/18
Singapore 67.70 Dec/17
Australia 65.60 Oct/18
Italy 65.50 Sep/18
Canada 65.20 Oct/18
Netherlands 64.20 Jun/18
South Korea 63.40 Oct/18
Russia 63.20 Sep/18
United States 62.90 Oct/18
Japan 61.90 Sep/18
Brazil 61.70 Sep/18
Germany 60.90 Jun/18
Mexico 59.50 Sep/18
South Africa 59.50 Sep/18
Spain 58.73 Sep/18
Euro Area 57.20 Jun/18
Saudi Arabia 56.20 Jun/18
Turkey 53.50 Aug/18
India 52.50 Dec/13
Argentina 46.40 Jun/18


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