The unemployment rate in Colombia fell to 14.4 percent in June of 2021 from 15.6 percent in the corresponding month of the previous year, as the number of unemployed dropped by 0.3 million to 3.47 million, while employment went up by 0.2 million to 20.62 million. Meantime, the employment rate rose to 51.1 percent from 50.8 percent, while the activity rate fell to 59.7 percent from 60.2 percent. source: Dane, Colombia

Unemployed Persons in Colombia averaged 2517.84 Thousand from 2001 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 4693.93 Thousand in May of 2020 and a record low of 1791.64 Thousand in November of 2015. This page provides - Colombia Unemployed Persons - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Colombia Unemployed Persons - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on August of 2021.

Unemployed Persons in Colombia is expected to be 3400.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Colombia Unemployed Persons is projected to trend around 3200.00 Thousand in 2022 and 3000.00 Thousand in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Colombia Unemployed Persons

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3792.00 3626.00 4693.93 1791.64 2001 - 2021 Thousand Monthly
Volume, NSA

Colombia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 14.40 15.60 21.40 7.30 percent [+]
Unemployed Persons 3792.00 3626.00 4693.93 1791.64 Thousand [+]
Population 50.88 50.37 50.88 16.01 Million [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 60.20 59.90 66.90 51.80 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 908526.00 877803.00 908526.00 11298.00 COP/Month [+]
Employed Persons 20467.00 20465.00 23098.02 15188.95 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 50.80 50.84 61.41 41.57 percent [+]


Colombia Unemployed Persons
In Colombia, unemployed persons are individuals who are without a job and actively seeking to work.