Costa Rica Unemployment Rate  2010-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Unemployment Rate in Costa Rica decreased to 9.50 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016 from 9.70 percent in the third quarter of 2016. Unemployment Rate in Costa Rica averaged 9.66 percent from 2010 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 10.91 percent in the third quarter of 2011 and a record low of 8.30 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-08-11 08:45 PM Q2 9.4% 9.5% 9.6%
2016-11-11 03:30 PM Q3 9.7% 9.4% 9.7%
2017-02-09 06:20 PM Q4 9.5% 9.7% 9.6%
2017-05-11 05:00 PM Q1 9.5% 9.6%
2017-08-10 08:45 PM Q2 9.7%
2017-11-09 03:30 PM Q3 9.6%




Costa Rica Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 9.50 9.70 10.91 8.30 percent [+]
Unemployed Persons 218000.00 212323.00 236728.00 38708.00 [+]
Minimum Wages 4968.51 4912.08 4968.51 7.53 Index Points [+]
Population 4.91 4.85 4.91 1.33 Million [+]
Living Wage Family 824420.00 832862.90 971708.00 824420.00 CRC/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 787190.90 800494.20 972533.40 787190.90 CRC/Month [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 57.70 57.20 63.70 56.80 percent [+]
Wages 591618.00 591004.00 782000.00 357554.00 CRC/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 699200.00 700000.00 702000.00 699200.00 CRC/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 285000.00 290000.00 295000.00 285000.00 CRC/Month [+]
Employed Persons 1972128.00 1954756.00 2088282.00 1765039.00 [+]
Employment Rate 54.30 52.10 57.79 51.16 percent [+]



Costa Rica Unemployment Rate Notes

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

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
9.50 9.70 10.91 8.30 2010 - 2016 percent Quarterly



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