Chile Unemployment Rate  1986-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The unemployment rate in Chile came in at 6.8 percent in the three months to May of 2016, higher than 6.6 percent a year earlier and reaching the biggest since November of 2011. The number of unemployed persons rose by 4.9 percent year-on-year to 587.92 thousand and labour force increased 1.5 percent to 8655.73 thousand while employment grew at a slower 1.3 percent to 8077 thousand. In the previous period, the unemployment rate was recorded at 6.4 percent. Unemployment Rate in Chile averaged 8.17 percent from 1986 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 13.50 percent in February of 1986 and a record low of 5.10 percent in February of 1998. Unemployment Rate in Chile is reported by the National Institute of Statistics, Chile.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.80 6.40 13.50 5.10 1986 - 2016 percent Monthly
In Chile, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides the latest reported value for - Chile Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Chile Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-04-29 12:00 PM Mar 6.3% 5.9% 6.1% 6.1%
2016-05-31 01:00 PM Apr 6.4% 6.3% 6.5% 6.5%
2016-06-30 01:00 PM May 6.8% 6.4% 6.7% 6.7%
2016-07-29 01:00 PM Jun 6.8% 7% 7%
2016-08-31 12:00 PM Jul 7%
2016-09-30 12:00 PM Aug 7%

Chile Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.80 6.40 13.50 5.10 percent [+]
Employed Persons 8077.81 8098.42 8165.19 6478.51 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 587.92 549.28 855.70 468.14 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 55.55 55.78 56.67 52.47 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 59.60 59.56 60.37 57.69 percent [+]
Job Vacancies 50.10 45.10 161.40 41.20 Index Points [+]
Wages 3887.99 3892.37 3897.44 2570.67 CLP/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 146.46 146.83 148.09 99.13 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 250000.00 241000.00 250000.00 115648.00 CLP/Month [+]
Population 18.01 17.82 18.01 7.65 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 60.00 60.00 60.00 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.00 65.00 65.00 65.00 [+]
Living Wage Family 789500.00 758700.00 789500.00 758700.00 CLP/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 428400.00 412400.00 428400.00 412400.00 CLP/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 383200.00 392700.00 392700.00 281900.00 CLP/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 1210400.00 1253700.00 1253700.00 1093100.00 CLP/Month [+]




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