Colombia: Employment

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 Colombia

Employment, million people

 Latest value 22.86
 Reference December 2023
 Measure million employed people
 Data availability January 2001 - December 2023
 Average 19.14
 Min - Max 14.77 - 23.19
 Source National Administrative Department of Statistics
For that indicator, we provide data for Colombia from January 2001 to December 2023. The average value for Colombia during that period was 19.14 million employed people with a minimum of 14.77 million employed people in May 2001 and a maximum of 23.19 million employed people in November 2023. Click on the following link to see the values of Employment, million people around the world.
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Colombia - Employment - recent values

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Colombia - Employment - historical chart - 2001-2023
Measure: million employed people
Source: National Administrative Department of Statistics


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Definition: The number of people, in millions, engaged in the economy as paid employees or as self-employed.

 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 25.83 2022 million people
 Unemployment rate 10.55 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 13.66 2022 percent
 Male unemployment 8.67 2022 percent
 Youth unemployment 19.21 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 63.29 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 41.17 2022 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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