Colombia Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Colombia unemployment rate for 2018 was 9.09%, a 0.22% increase from 2017.
  • Colombia unemployment rate for 2017 was 8.87%, a 0.18% increase from 2016.
  • Colombia unemployment rate for 2016 was 8.69%, a 0.39% increase from 2015.
  • Colombia unemployment rate for 2015 was 8.30%, a 0.27% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 26.96%
Namibia 23.10%
North Macedonia 21.55%
St. Lucia 20.87%
Bosnia 20.84%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 19.76%
Gabon 19.49%
Botswana 17.94%
Armenia 17.71%
Libya 17.29%
Montenegro 15.46%
Jordan 15.03%
Albania 13.90%
Serbia 13.51%
Brazil 12.54%
Guyana 12.15%
Algeria 12.15%
Iran 12.00%
Turkey 10.90%
Jamaica 9.45%
Belize 9.37%
Equatorial Guinea 9.16%
Colombia 9.09%
Venezuela 8.37%
Samoa 8.33%
Costa Rica 8.13%
Iraq 7.93%
Suriname 7.63%
Mauritius 6.87%
Lebanon 6.17%
Maldives 6.08%
Dominican Republic 5.83%
Belarus 5.71%
Bulgaria 5.26%
Azerbaijan 5.22%
Kazakhstan 4.89%
Russia 4.74%
Paraguay 4.71%
China 4.42%
Romania 4.30%
Fiji 4.15%
Ecuador 3.91%
Turkmenistan 3.78%
Malaysia 3.36%
Mexico 3.32%
Peru 2.84%
Guatemala 2.73%
Cuba 2.26%
Tonga 1.03%
Thailand 0.67%
Colombia Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2018 9.09% 0.22%
2017 8.87% 0.18%
2016 8.69% 0.39%
2015 8.30% -0.27%
2014 8.57% -0.48%
2013 9.05% -0.69%
2012 9.74% -0.37%
2011 10.11% -0.87%
2010 10.98% -1.08%
2009 12.07% 0.79%
2008 11.27% 0.07%
2007 11.20% -0.30%
2006 11.51% -0.36%
2005 11.87% -1.85%
2004 13.72% -0.47%
2003 14.19% -1.44%
2002 15.63% 0.59%
2001 15.04% -5.48%
2000 20.52% 0.46%
1999 20.06% 5.06%
1998 15.00% 2.86%
1997 12.14% 0.33%
1996 11.81% 3.09%
1995 8.72% 0.47%
1994 8.25% 0.45%
1993 7.80% -1.64%
1992 9.44% -0.68%
1991 10.12% -0.68%