Colombia Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Colombia unemployment rate for 2021 was 14.34%, a 0.7% decline from 2020.
  • Colombia unemployment rate for 2020 was 15.04%, a 5.08% 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.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 33.56%
Botswana 24.72%
Gabon 22.27%
Namibia 21.68%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 21.62%
Armenia 20.90%
Libya 19.58%
Jordan 19.25%
Montenegro 18.49%
Costa Rica 17.95%
St. Lucia 16.91%
Guyana 16.43%
North Macedonia 16.20%
Bosnia 15.22%
Lebanon 14.49%
Brazil 14.40%
Colombia 14.34%
Iraq 14.19%
Turkey 13.39%
Algeria 12.70%
Albania 11.82%
Serbia 11.81%
Iran 11.46%
Suriname 10.07%
Samoa 9.84%
Equatorial Guinea 9.25%
Jamaica 9.18%
Dominican Republic 8.50%
Belize 8.22%
Mauritius 7.41%
Paraguay 7.21%
Azerbaijan 6.58%
Ecuador 6.43%
Venezuela 6.41%
Maldives 6.08%
Bulgaria 5.42%
Fiji 5.24%
Romania 5.17%
Turkmenistan 5.08%
Russia 5.01%
Kazakhstan 4.90%
Peru 4.83%
China 4.82%
Belarus 4.74%
Malaysia 4.61%
Mexico 4.38%
Tonga 3.97%
Guatemala 3.57%
Cuba 2.76%
Thailand 1.42%
Colombia Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 14.34% -0.70%
2020 15.04% 5.08%
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% -0.31%
2009 11.29% 0.80%
2008 10.49% 0.24%
2007 10.25% -1.04%
2006 11.29% 0.23%
2005 11.06% -1.68%
2004 12.74% -0.48%
2003 13.22% -1.26%
2002 14.48% -0.56%
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%