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Unemployment rate in Colombia in December was 11%

Unemployment rate in Colombia in December was 11%



January 31, 2022 – 11:20 a.m. m.



The t rate of unemployment in Colombia in December 2021 was 11%, a reduction of 2.4 percentage points (pps) in relation to the last month of 2020 (13.4%).

Compared to 2019, when the figure was 9.5%, there was an increase of 1.5 pps.

The unemployment rate in the country ended 2021 with a moderation trend, since in the last quarter the reductions compared to the same period of 2020 were 2.4 pps (December), 2.5 pps (November) and 2.9 pps (October).


During the last month of last year, in the country there were 21.5 million is of employed people, an increase of 185,000 compared to December 2020.

In the 13 main cities of the country, the rise was 217,000 employed persons: it went from 10.1 million to 10.3 million.

At the national level, the unemployed population was 2.6 million, with a reduction of 634,000 people compared to the last month of 2020. And in the main cities, the figure was 1.3 million (1.8 million in 2020).

Finally, the inactive population was 16.3 million, an increase of 955,000 compared to 2020, when there were 15.3 million.

In the main areas of the country, the increase in the inactive population was 552,000: it went from 6.8 million to 7.3 million.

It is worth remembering that the inactive population is all those who perform household chores, who live income, studying or who are in a situation of discouragement to look for work.


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