Colombia Unemployment Rate  2001-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The unemployment rate in Colombia decreased to 9.7 in March of 2017 from 10.1 percent in the same period a year ago. The number of unemployed dropped by 62 thousand to 2357 thousand persons. Employment rose to 57.4 percent from 56.9 percent as the number of employed persons went up by 485 thousand to 21932 thousand persons. The labor force participation rate increased to 63.6 percent. Unemployment Rate in Colombia averaged 11.64 percent from 2001 until 2017, 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.

Colombia Unemployment Rate
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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-02-28 03:00 PM Jan 11.7% 8.7% 9.5% 8.8%
2017-03-28 03:25 PM Feb 10.5% 11.7% 9.6% 10.5%
2017-04-28 03:00 PM Mar 9.7% 10.5% 10.2% 9.5%
2017-05-31 03:00 PM Apr 9.7% 9.1%
2017-06-30 03:00 PM May 8.9%
2017-07-31 03:00 PM Jun 9.2%




Colombia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 9.70 10.50 17.87 7.30 percent [+]
Unemployed Persons 2357.20 2564.67 3408.44 1791.64 Thousand [+]
Population 48.75 48.20 48.75 16.01 Million [+]
Living Wage Family 1388415.00 1297604.00 1393890.00 1272756.00 COP/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1167808.00 1070679.00 1167808.00 1003535.00 COP/Month [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 63.60 64.00 66.90 56.90 percent [+]
Wages High Skilled 2575100.00 2578300.00 2578300.00 2500000.00 COP/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 800000.00 875200.00 894300.00 722500.00 COP/Month [+]
Employed Persons 21754.67 22836.52 22836.52 15300.76 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 57.40 57.25 61.41 48.97 percent [+]


Colombia Unemployment Rate Notes

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 May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
9.70 10.50 17.87 7.30 2001 - 2017 percent Monthly



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