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 2019 was 9.71%, a 0.6% 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.
  • Colombia unemployment rate for 2016 was 8.69%, a 0.39% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 28.18%
St. Lucia 20.71%
Namibia 20.27%
Gabon 20.00%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 18.88%
Libya 18.56%
Bosnia 18.43%
Botswana 18.19%
North Macedonia 17.76%
Armenia 16.99%
Montenegro 14.88%
Jordan 14.72%
Turkey 13.49%
Iraq 12.82%
Serbia 12.69%
Albania 12.33%
Brazil 12.08%
Costa Rica 11.85%
Guyana 11.85%
Algeria 11.70%
Iran 11.38%
Colombia 9.71%
Venezuela 8.80%
Samoa 8.36%
Jamaica 8.00%
Suriname 7.33%
Mauritius 6.67%
Equatorial Guinea 6.43%
Belize 6.41%
Lebanon 6.23%
Maldives 6.14%
Dominican Republic 5.85%
Azerbaijan 5.51%
Paraguay 4.81%
Belarus 4.60%
Kazakhstan 4.59%
Russia 4.59%
Bulgaria 4.34%
China 4.32%
Fiji 4.10%
Romania 3.98%
Ecuador 3.97%
Turkmenistan 3.91%
Mexico 3.43%
Malaysia 3.32%
Peru 3.31%
Guatemala 2.46%
Cuba 1.64%
Tonga 1.12%
Thailand 0.75%
Colombia Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 9.71% 0.60%
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% -1.08%
2009 12.07% 0.79%
2008 11.27% 0.07%
2007 11.20% -0.32%
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%