Costa Rica Unemployment Rate  2010-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Unemployment Rate in Costa Rica decreased to 9.40 percent in the second quarter of 2016 from 9.50 percent in the first quarter of 2016. Unemployment Rate in Costa Rica averaged 9.67 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. Unemployment Rate in Costa Rica is reported by the Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos de Costa Rica.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
9.40 9.50 10.91 8.30 2010 - 2016 percent Quarterly
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 September of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-03-31 01:40 PM Q4 9.6% 9.2% 9.5%
2016-05-12 05:00 PM Q1 9.5% 9.6% 9.4%
2016-08-11 08:45 PM Q2 9.4% 9.5% 9.6%
2016-11-11 04:00 PM Q3 9.4% 9.7%

Costa Rica Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 9.40 9.50 10.91 8.30 percent [+]
Unemployed Persons 202563.00 209216.00 236728.00 38708.00 [+]
Minimum Wages 4912.08 4912.08 4912.08 7.53 Index Points [+]
Population 4.85 4.79 4.85 1.33 Million [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 57.20 58.60 63.70 56.80 percent [+]
Wages 590066.00 587727.00 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 1954756.00 1992741.00 2088282.00 1765039.00 [+]
Employment Rate 51.82 53.07 57.79 51.16 percent [+]




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