Colombia Unemployment Rate

Unemployment Rate in Colombia decreased to 10.68 percent in February of 2014 from 11.10 percent in January of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Colombia is reported by the Dane, Colombia. Unemployment Rate in Colombia averaged 12.22 Percent from 2001 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 17.87 Percent in January of 2002 and a record low of 7.79 Percent in October of 2013. In Colombia, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides - Colombia Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-18

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
10.68 11.10 17.87 7.79 10.50 | 2014/03 2001 - 2014 Percent Monthly

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Colombia Unemployment Rate
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CALENDAR GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2013-12-30 04:10 PM Colombia
Unemployment Rate
Nov 2013 8.5% 7.8% 7.7%
2014-01-31 04:20 PM Colombia
Unemployment Rate
Dec 2013 8.4% 8.5% 8.4%
2014-02-28 04:10 PM Colombia
Unemployment Rate
Jan 2014 11.1% 8.4% 8.3%
2014-03-31 06:00 PM Colombia
Unemployment Rate
Feb 2014 10.68% 11.1% 8.3%
2014-04-30 06:00 PM Colombia
Unemployment Rate
Mar 2014 10.68% 10.5%
2014-05-30 06:00 PM Colombia
Unemployment Rate
Apr 2014 10.4%
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Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Population 47.10 2012-12-31 46.93 47.10 16.01 47.32 2013-12-31 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 2465.41 2014-02-15 2584.36 3408.44 1868.18 2209.13 2014-03-31 Thousand [+]
Unemployment Rate 10.68 2014-02-15 11.10 17.87 7.79 10.50 2014-03-31 Percent [+]
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Unemployment Rate | Notes
The unemployment rate can be defined as the number of people actively looking for a job divided by the labour force. Changes in unemployment depend mostly on inflows made up of non-employed people starting to look for jobs, of employed people who lose their jobs and look for new ones and of people who stop looking for employment.


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