Uruguay: Unemployment rate

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 Uruguay

Unemployment rate, percent

 Latest value 7.8
 Reference December 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability January 2006 - December 2023
 Average 8.06
 Min - Max 5.59 - 13.2
 Source National Statistics Institute of Uruguay
For that indicator, we provide data for Uruguay from January 2006 to December 2023. The average value for Uruguay during that period was 8.06 percent with a minimum of 5.59 percent in December 2011 and a maximum of 13.2 percent in January 2006. Click on the following link to see the values of Unemployment rate, percent around the world.
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Uruguay - Unemployment rate  - recent values

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Uruguay - Unemployment rate  - historical chart - 2006-2023
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Source: National Statistics Institute of Uruguay


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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 1.76 2022 million people
 Unemployment rate 7.87 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 9.41 2022 percent
 Male unemployment 6.47 2022 percent
 Youth unemployment 26.09 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 63.82 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 46.61 2022 percent
 Female labor force participation 55.84 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 72.53 2023 percent
 Self-employment 28.35 2022 percent
 Informal employment 21.40 2020 percent
 Unemployment rate 8.30 9/2023 percent
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