Colombia: Unemployment rate

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 Colombia

Unemployment rate, percent

 Latest value 10.01
 Reference December 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability January 2001 - December 2023
 Average 11.7
 Min - Max 7.33 - 21.38
 Source National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANE)
For that indicator, we provide data for Colombia from January 2001 to December 2023. The average value for Colombia during that period was 11.7 percent with a minimum of 7.33 percent in November 2015 and a maximum of 21.38 percent in May 2020. Click on the following link to see the values of Unemployment rate, percent around the world.
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Colombia - Unemployment rate  - recent values

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Colombia - Unemployment rate  - historical chart - 2001-2023
Measure: percent
Source: National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANE)


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Definition: The unemployment rate represents the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.

 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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