Colombia Unemployment Rate  2001-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Unemployment Rate in Colombia increased to 8.60 percent in December from 7.30 percent in November of 2015. Unemployment Rate in Colombia averaged 11.82 percent from 2001 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 17.87 percent in January of 2002 and a record low of 7.30 percent in November of 2015. Unemployment Rate in Colombia is reported by the Dane, Colombia.

Colombia Unemployment Rate
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8.60 7.30 17.87 7.30 2001 - 2015 percent Monthly
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 the latest reported value for - Colombia Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Colombia Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-11-30 03:00 PM Oct 8.2% 9% 9%
2015-12-30 03:10 PM Nov 7.3% 8.2% 8.5%
2016-01-29 03:10 PM Dec 8.6% 7.3% 7.9% 8.1%
2016-02-29 03:00 PM Jan 8.6% 8.8%
2016-03-31 04:00 PM Feb 8.8%
2016-04-29 04:30 PM Mar 8.7%

Colombia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 8.60 7.30 17.87 7.30 percent [+]
Unemployed Persons 2101.63 1791.64 3408.44 1791.64 Thousand [+]
Population 47.66 47.12 47.66 16.01 Million [+]
Employed Persons 22746.97 21936.31 22746.97 15300.76 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 59.52 60.88 61.41 48.97 percent [+]
Wages High Skilled 2500000.00 2500000.00 2500000.00 2500000.00 COP/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 695000.00 722500.00 800000.00 695000.00 COP/Month [+]




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