Unemployment rate in Colombia for February 2022: 12.9% | Recruitment | Economie

National Administrative Statistics Service (Danish) Presentation of the labor market results for the month of February 2022. The entity reported that Unemployment rate (TD) In the second month of the year it was 12.9%, A decrease of 2.6 percentage points from the unemployment rate for February 2021 (15.5%).

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According to the agency, in the second month of the year pThe working population reached 21.68 million people, Which means an increase of 1.5 million compared to the February 2021 data (20.16 million).

We should highlight this growth in the working population, which comes to make up for the 1.18 million jobs lost between February 2020 and February 2021, which is more than a relative compensation for the loss seen last year.‘,” noted Dane’s director, Juan Daniel Oviedo.

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In the case of the unemployed, this was recorded 3.21 million people were looking for work, Which means that 496 thousand unemployed in February 2021, when there were 3.70 million unemployed, stopped working in February 2022.

However, this decrease in the unemployed population fails to compensate for the most important element, which is that 886,000 people became unemployed between February 2020 and February 2021. In other words, we see a much faster compensatory dynamic in employed employees, but not necessarily with the unemployed population. about job‘, the Dane director noted.

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According to Oviedo, Only 60% saw a recovery Compared to the data of the unemployed.

Next to population outside the labor force, This was estimated at 13.9 million people, which means 433,000 people entered the workforce, compared to 14.3 million in February 2021.

However, Oviedo emphasized that this figure could not make up for the 801,000 people who left the workforce between February 2020 and February 2021.

In the 13 major cities of the country, TD . was 12.7%, With a more pronounced decrease compared to 2021, when the figure was 18.1%.

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Regarding men and women, The TD in February was 10.3% and 16%, respectively, in February.

The data for the 13 major cities was 11% for men and 14.7% for women.

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