Labor Force Participation Rate in Costa Rica decreased to 62.40 percent in the first quarter of 2019 from 62.90 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018. Labor Force Participation Rate in Costa Rica averaged 60.76 percent from 2010 until 2019, 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 11.90 11.30 12.00 8.30 percent [+]
Unemployed Persons 295580.00 276279.00 295580.00 38708.00 [+]
Minimum Wages 5241.05 5241.05 5241.05 7.53 Index Points [+]
Population 5.00 4.95 5.00 1.33 Million [+]
Wages 657101.00 670866.00 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 63.00 62.40 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 2183195.00 2171766.00 2183195.00 1765039.00 [+]
Employment Rate 55.46 55.40 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 September of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
63.00 62.40 63.70 56.80 2010 - 2019 percent Quarterly




Country Last Previous
United Kingdom 79.20 Jun/19
France 72.00 Jun/19
Netherlands 71.20 Jul/19
Indonesia 69.20 Dec/18
Switzerland 68.30 Mar/19
Russia 67.70 Mar/19
Singapore 67.70 Dec/18
Australia 66.10 Jul/19
Canada 65.80 Aug/19
Italy 65.80 Jul/19
South Korea 63.30 Aug/19
United States 63.20 Aug/19
Brazil 62.10 Jul/19
Japan 62.10 Jul/19
Germany 61.50 Mar/19
Mexico 60.50 Jun/19
South Africa 59.80 Jun/19
Spain 58.74 Jun/19
Saudi Arabia 57.90 Jun/19
Euro Area 57.10 Mar/19
Turkey 52.90 Jun/19
India 49.80 Dec/18
Argentina 47.00 Mar/19


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