Costa Rica Unemployment Rate  2010-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Unemployment Rate in Costa Rica increased to 9.40 percent in the third quarter of 2017 from 8.50 percent in the second quarter of 2017. Unemployment Rate in Costa Rica averaged 9.59 percent from 2010 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 10.91 percent in the third quarter of 2011 and a record low of 8.30 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-05-11 05:00 PM Unemployment Rate 9.1% 9.5% 9.6%
2017-08-10 09:00 PM Unemployment Rate 8.5% 9.1% 9.2%
2017-11-09 03:00 PM Unemployment Rate 9.4% 8.5% 9%
2018-02-08 03:00 PM Unemployment Rate 9.4%
2018-05-10 03:00 PM Unemployment Rate
2018-08-02 03:00 PM Unemployment Rate


Costa Rica Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 9.40 8.50 10.91 8.30 percent [+]
Unemployed Persons 213816.00 193126.00 236728.00 38708.00 [+]
Minimum Wages 4968.51 4968.51 4968.51 7.53 Index Points [+]
Population 4.91 4.85 4.91 1.33 Million [+]
Wages 614313.00 586302.00 792836.00 357554.00 CRC/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 763600.00 775400.00 775400.00 724600.00 CRC/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 285600.00 321200.00 321200.00 285600.00 CRC/Month [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 59.40 59.40 63.70 56.80 percent [+]
Living Wage Family 365500.00 365500.00 365500.00 365500.00 CRC/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 275600.00 275600.00 275600.00 275600.00 CRC/Month [+]
Employed Persons 2068710.00 2079840.00 2088282.00 1765039.00 [+]
Employment Rate 53.80 54.31 57.79 51.16 percent [+]


Costa Rica Unemployment Rate

In Costa Rica, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides - Costa Rica Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Costa Rica Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
9.40 8.50 10.91 8.30 2010 - 2017 percent Quarterly




unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
Spain 16.38 Sep/17
Brazil 12.20 Oct/17
Italy 11.10 Oct/17
Turkey 10.60 Aug/17
France 9.70 Sep/17
Euro Area 8.80 Oct/17
Canada 5.90 Nov/17
Indonesia 5.50 Sep/17
Australia 5.40 Nov/17
Russia 5.10 Oct/17
Netherlands 4.50 Oct/17
United Kingdom 4.30 Oct/17
United States 4.10 Nov/17
China 3.95 Sep/17
South Korea 3.70 Nov/17
Germany 3.60 Oct/17
Mexico 3.50 Oct/17
India 3.46 Dec/16
Switzerland 3.10 Nov/17
Japan 2.80 Oct/17