Colombia Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Colombia unemployment rate for 2020 was 15.44%, a 5.48% increase from 2019.
  • Colombia unemployment rate for 2019 was 9.96%, a 0.85% increase from 2018.
  • Colombia unemployment rate for 2018 was 9.11%, a 0.24% increase from 2017.
  • Colombia unemployment rate for 2017 was 8.87%, a 0.18% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 28.74%
Gabon 20.47%
Namibia 20.35%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 20.27%
Armenia 20.21%
Libya 19.39%
Jordan 18.50%
North Macedonia 18.40%
Botswana 17.70%
St. Lucia 17.13%
Costa Rica 17.08%
Bosnia 16.85%
Montenegro 15.86%
Guyana 15.82%
Colombia 15.44%
Turkey 13.92%
Iraq 13.74%
Brazil 13.67%
Algeria 12.83%
Albania 11.70%
Iran 10.96%
Equatorial Guinea 9.15%
Venezuela 9.14%
Serbia 9.08%
Dominican Republic 8.90%
Samoa 8.87%
Suriname 8.65%
Jamaica 8.40%
Belize 7.82%
Paraguay 7.61%
Maldives 7.18%
Mauritius 7.11%
Lebanon 6.61%
Azerbaijan 6.27%
Peru 6.24%
Ecuador 6.23%
Kazakhstan 6.05%
Russia 5.73%
Bulgaria 5.71%
Belarus 5.28%
China 5.00%
Romania 4.84%
Fiji 4.79%
Mexico 4.71%
Guatemala 4.65%
Malaysia 4.55%
Turkmenistan 4.38%
Tonga 4.37%
Cuba 3.87%
Thailand 1.02%
Colombia Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 15.44% 5.48%
2019 9.96% 0.85%
2018 9.11% 0.24%
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% -1.09%
2009 12.07% 0.80%
2008 11.27% 0.07%
2007 11.20% -0.33%
2006 11.53% -0.34%
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%