Colombia: Informal employment

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 Colombia

Informal employment, percent of total employment

 Latest value 62.10
 Year 2019
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2007 - 2019
 Average 64.94
 Min - Max 61.90 - 68.80
 Source International Labour Organization
For that indicator, we provide data for Colombia from 2007 to 2019. The average value for Colombia during that period was 64.94 percent with a minimum of 61.9 percent in 2017 and a maximum of 68.8 percent in 2009. The latest value from 2019 is 62.1 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 50 countries is 56.43 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Colombia - Informal employment - Recent values chart

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Colombia - Informal employment - historical chart - 2007-2019




Definition: Informal employment as percent of total employment. Derived from national surveys conducted by the International Labour Organization.


 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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