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

Unemployment Rate in Colombia averaged 11.70 percent from 2001 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 21.40 percent in May of 2020 and a record low of 7.30 percent in November of 2015. This page provides the latest reported value for - Colombia Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Colombia Unemployment Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2021.

Unemployment Rate in Colombia is expected to be 14.80 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Colombia Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 12.10 percent in 2022 and 11.50 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Colombia Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
14.40 15.60 21.40 7.30 2001 - 2021 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-04-30 04:00 PM Mar 14.2% 15.9% 14.8%
2021-05-31 04:00 PM Apr 15.1% 14.2% 13.9%
2021-06-30 04:00 PM May 15.6% 15.1% 14.5%
2021-07-30 04:00 PM Jun 14.4% 15.6% 15.2%
2021-08-31 04:00 PM Jul 14.4%
2021-09-30 04:00 PM Aug
2021-10-29 04:00 PM Sep
2021-11-30 04:00 PM Oct


News Stream
Colombia Jobless Rate Falls to 14.4% in June
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.
2021-07-30
Colombia Jobless Rate Falls to 15.6% in May
The unemployment rate in Colombia fell to 15.6 percent in May of 2021 from 21.4 percent in the corresponding month of the previous year, as the number of unemployed dropped by 0.9 million to 3.79 million, while employment went up by 3.2 million to 20.47 million. Meantime, the employment rate stood at 50.8 percent, while the activity rate rose to 60.2 percent from 59.9 percent.
2021-06-30
Colombia Jobless Rate Falls to 15.1% in April
The unemployment rate in Colombia fell to 15.1 percent in April of 2021 from 19.8 percent in the corresponding month of the previous year, as the number of unemployed dropped by 0.47 million to 3.63 million, while employment went up by 3.9 million to 20.47 million. Meantime, the employment rate rose to 50.8 percent from 41.6 percent a year ago, while the activity rate rose to 59.9 percent from 51.8 percent.
2021-05-31
Colombia Jobless Rate Rises to 14.2% in March
The unemployment rate in Colombia jumped to 14.2 percent in March of 2021 from 12.6 percent in the corresponding month of the previous year, as the number of unemployed rose by 0.47 million to 3.44 million, while employment went up by 0.27 million to 20.80 million. Meantime, the employment rate stood at 51.7 percent, while the activity rate rose to 60.3 percent from 59.2 percent.
2021-04-30

Colombia Unemployment Rate
In Colombia, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.