Unemployment in Colombia increased for the third consecutive year in 2018 and reached 9.7%, its highest level since 2012, according to the country’s statistics agency.
The urban unemployment rate rose to 10.6% and also reached its highest level in six years.
Unemployment in Colombia
In absolute numbers, the increase in unemployment implies that 92,000 Colombians lost their job.
The decreased unemployment opportunities affected mainly women and men under 24.