Costa Rica: Unemployment rate

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 Costa Rica

Unemployment rate, percent

 Latest value 7.82
 Reference Q1 2024
 Measure percent
 Data availability Q3 2010 - Q1 2024
 Average 11.15
 Min - Max 7.3 - 24.01
 Source Central Bank of Costa Rica
For that indicator, we provide data for Costa Rica from Q3 2010 to Q1 2024. The average value for Costa Rica during that period was 11.15 percent with a minimum of 7.3 percent in Q4 2023 and a maximum of 24.01 percent in Q2 2020. Click on the following link to see the values of Unemployment rate, percent around the world.
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Costa Rica - Unemployment rate  - recent values

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Costa Rica - Unemployment rate  - historical chart - 2010-2024
Measure: percent
Source: Central Bank of Costa Rica


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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 2.41 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 11.32 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 10.43 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 7.29 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 24.74 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 57.59 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 39.07 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 44.75 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 70.57 2023 percent
 Self-employment 27.37 2022 percent
 Informal employment 36.60 2020 percent
 Employment 2.08 Q3/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 8.08 Q3/2023 percent
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