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.

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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 July of 2019.

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




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