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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Colombia

Colombia Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 9.28 % Aug/23
Employed Persons 23161 Thousand Person | 23.161 Million Person Aug/23
Employment Rate  58.47 % Aug/23
Unemployed Persons 2368 Thousand Persons | 2.368 Million Persons Aug/23


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     Colombia - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in Colombia?

  • Unemployment Rate in Colombia decreased to 9.28 % in August 2023. The maximum rate was 21.4 % and minimum was 7.3 %.
  • Data published Monthly by National Administrative Department of Statistics.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
9.28 Aug/23 29.09.2023
9.57 Jul/23 31.08.2023
9.34 Jun/23 31.07.2023
10.48 May/23 30.06.2023
10.7 Apr/23 31.05.2023
10 Mar/23 28.04.2023
11.4 Feb/23 31.03.2023
13.7 Jan/23 28.02.2023


Historical Chart by presidents (%)

Unemployment Rate in Colombia by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Juan Santos 07.08.2010 - 07.08.2018 8.7000 9.5000 11.8000 8.4000 9.20%


Latest data on Employed Persons (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons
                     Colombia - Historical Data (Thousand Person)

How many employed persons are in Colombia?

  • Number of Employed Persons in Colombia decreased to 23161 Thousand Person (23.161 Million Person) in August 2023. The maximum rate was 23098 Thousand Person and minimum was 15189 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Monthly by National Administrative Department of Statistics.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
23161 Aug/23 30.09.2023
23182 Jul/23 07.09.2023
23052 Jun/23 05.08.2023
22567 May/23 30.06.2023
22742 Apr/23 03.06.2023
22794 Mar/23 27.05.2023
22233 Feb/23 31.03.2023
21492 Jan/23 28.02.2023


Historical Chart by presidents (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons in Colombia by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Employment Rate  (%)

Employment Rate 
                     Colombia - Historical Data (%)

What is Employment Rate in Colombia?

  • Employment Rate in Colombia decreased to 58.47 % in August 2023. The maximum rate was 61.41 % and minimum was 41.57 %.
  • Data published Monthly by National Administrative Department of Statistics.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
58.47 Aug/23 30.09.2023
58.59 Jul/23 07.09.2023
58.32 Jun/23 05.08.2023
57.17 May/23 30.06.2023
57.68 Apr/23 03.06.2023
57.88 Mar/23 13.05.2023
56.5 Feb/23 31.03.2023
54.7 Jan/23 28.02.2023


Historical Chart by presidents (%)

Employment Rate  in Colombia by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Unemployed Persons (Thousand Persons)

Unemployed Persons
                     Colombia - Historical Data (Thousand Persons)

How many Unemployed Persons are in Colombia?

  • Number of Unemployed Persons in Colombia decreased to 2368 Thousand Persons (2.368 Million Persons) in August 2023. The maximum rate was 4694 Thousand Persons and minimum was 1792 Thousand Persons.
  • Data published Monthly by National Administrative Department of Statistics.

Historical Data (Thousand Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
2368 Aug/23 30.09.2023
2454 Jul/23 07.09.2023
2376 Jun/23 05.08.2023
2641 May/23 30.06.2023
2732 Apr/23 03.06.2023
2542 Mar/23 27.05.2023
2847 Feb/23 31.03.2023
3413 Jan/23 28.02.2023


Historical Chart by presidents (Thousand Persons)

Unemployed Persons in Colombia by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End

Other labor indicators in Colombia

Index Updated Actual Previous
Labor Force Participation Rate May/23 63.9 % 64.6
Living Wage Individual 2018 208.502 USD/Month 199.011
Wages High Skilled 2018 692.608 USD/Month 667.468
Wages Low Skilled  2018 239.8 USD/Month 222.125

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Colombia Aug/23 9.28 % 9.57
Panama 2022 8.8 % 10.3
Puerto Rico Aug/23 6.1 % 6.8
Honduras 2022 8.7 % 8.6
Brazil Aug/23 7.8 % 7.9
Chile Aug/23 9 % 8.77
Paraguay 1Q/23 6.5 % 5.7
Argentina 2Q/23 6.2 % 6.9
Canada Sep/23 5.5 % 5.5
Ecuador 2Q/23 3.8 % 3.2
Mexico Aug/23 3 % 3.1
Peru Aug/23 6.6 % 6.3
United States Sep/23 3.8 % 3.8
Uruguay Aug/23 8.2 % 7.8
Jamaica 2Q/23 4.5 % 6.6
Suriname 2022 8.6 % 9.1
Venezuela Dec/18 6.4 % 7.3
Belize 2022 5 % 10.2
Cameroon 2022 4 % 4.1
Cape Verde 2022 13.6 % 13.9
Cuba 2021 2.8 % 2.6
Dominican Republic 1Q/23 5.2 % 4.8
El Salvador 2022 5 % 7.2
Guyana 2021 14.5 % 15.4
Haiti 2022 14.8 % 15
Nicaragua 2Q/23 3.3 % 3.3
Trinidad and Tobago 1Q/23 4.9 % 4.7