Unemployment Rate in El Salvador remained unchanged at 7 percent in 2017 from 7 percent in 2016. Unemployment Rate in El Salvador averaged 6.89 percent from 1995 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 7.97 percent in 1997 and a record low of 5.88 percent in 2008.

Unemployment Rate in El Salvador is expected to be 6.72 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the El Salvador Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 7.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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El Salvador Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 7.00 7.00 7.97 5.88 percent [+]
Unemployed Persons 208694.00 204636.00 208694.00 146858.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.90 62.20 63.60 52.40 percent [+]
Population 6.38 6.34 6.38 2.20 Million [+]
Wages High Skilled 831.00 828.00 831.00 792.00 SVC/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 291.00 303.00 305.00 273.00 SVC/Month [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 14.40 14.20 15.00 8.90 percent [+]
Living Wage Family 515.00 530.00 530.00 475.00 SVC/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 325.00 325.00 325.00 290.00 SVC/Month [+]
Employed Persons 275209.00 272702.00 275209.00 146858.00 [+]
Employment Rate 44.98 44.95 44.98 40.40 percent [+]


El Salvador Unemployment Rate

In El Salvador, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides - El Salvador Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. El Salvador Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7.00 7.00 7.97 5.88 1995 - 2017 percent Yearly




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