Colombia: Labor force participation

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 Colombia

Labor force participation rate

 Latest value 63.29
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2023
 Average 66.36
 Min - Max 63.16 - 68.25
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Colombia from 1991 to 2023. The average value for Colombia during that period was 66.36 percent with a minimum of 63.16 percent in 2022 and a maximum of 68.25 percent in 1997. The latest value from 2023 is 63.29 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 178 countries is 60.88 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Colombia - Labor force participation - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Colombia - Labor force participation - historical chart - 1991-2023




The labor force participation rate is the percent of the population ages 15 and older that is economically active. That includes the employed and the unemployed individuals.
Definition: Labor force participation rate is the proportion of the population ages 15 and older that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.

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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 26.00 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 10.55 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 11.82 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 7.70 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 19.21 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 63.29 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 41.58 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 51.42 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 75.74 2023 percent
 Self-employment 47.10 2022 percent
 Informal employment 62.10 2019 percent
 Employment 23.11 9/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 9.25 9/2023 percent
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