Argentina Unemployment Rate  2002-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The unemployment rate in Argentina decreased to 7.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016 from 8.5 percent in the previous quarter and below expectations of 8.2 percent. There were 937 thousand unemployed people; 1278 thousand underemployed and 11.459 million employed. Among the 6 regions considered, Gran Buenos Aires recorded the highest jobless rate (8.5 percent from 10.0 percent in Q3), followed by Pampeana (8.0 percent from 8.4 percent). Unemployment Rate in Argentina averaged 9.49 percent from 2002 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 20.80 percent in the fourth quarter of 2002 and a record low of 5.90 percent in the third quarter of 2015.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-08-23 07:20 PM Q2 9.3%
2016-11-25 07:00 PM Q3 8.5% 9.3% 9.6%
2017-03-16 07:00 PM Q4 7.6% 8.5% 8.2% 8.0%
2017-06-14 07:00 PM Q1 7.6% 7.8%
2017-08-23 07:20 PM Q2 8.5%
2017-11-24 07:00 PM Q3 8.3%




Argentina Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 7.60 8.50 20.80 5.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 11459.00 11477.00 16100.01 10560.47 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 937.00 1069.00 3406.25 709.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 41.90 42.10 43.40 36.30 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 45.30 46.00 46.90 44.50 percent [+]
Wages 31225.00 20699.00 31225.00 913.00 ARS/Month [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 2781.74 2537.70 2781.74 89.44 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 8062.00 8061.00 8062.00 0.00 ARS/Month [+]
Population 43.59 43.13 43.59 20.68 Million [+]
Living Wage Family 9308.20 8979.20 9308.20 7996.10 ARS/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 7055.10 6987.40 7055.10 5793.90 ARS/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 7100.00 6490.00 7100.00 3500.00 ARS/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 16400.00 15700.00 16400.00 12000.00 ARS/Month [+]


Argentina Unemployment Rate Notes

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

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7.60 8.50 20.80 5.90 2002 - 2016 percent Quarterly



unemployment rate by Country

Last
Spain 18.75 Mar/17
Brazil 13.70 Mar/17
Turkey 12.60 Feb/17
Italy 11.70 Mar/17
France 9.60 Mar/17
Euro Area 9.50 Mar/17
Canada 6.50 Apr/17
Australia 5.70 Apr/17
Indonesia 5.33 Mar/17
Russia 5.30 Apr/17
Netherlands 5.10 Apr/17
India 4.90 Dec/13
United Kingdom 4.60 Mar/17
United States 4.40 Apr/17
South Korea 4.00 Apr/17
China 3.97 Mar/17
Germany 3.90 Mar/17
Switzerland 3.30 Apr/17
Mexico 3.19 Mar/17
Japan 2.80 Mar/17