Regions of the country with the most unemployed in the first half of 2022

Regions of the country with the most unemployed in the first half of 2022

The National Administrative Department of Statistics (Dane) published the results of unemployment in its disaggregation by regions.

It is a six-monthly measurement prepared by the statistical entity that groups unemployment data in six regions of the country.

According to the data, during the first six months of 2022, unemployment reached 15.8% in Orinoquía, Amazonía and insular region, becoming the leaders of the list.

(See: Unemployment, dollar, GDP and more: economy that receives President Petro).

This is the first time that the study incorporates the capitals of Arauca, Casanare, Putumayo, Amazonas, Guainía, Guaviare, Vaupés, Vichada and San Andrés to arrive at the final data.

the eastern region (Norte de Santander, Santander, Boyacá, Cundinamarca, Meta) is the next with the highest figure, having reached 13.1% in this period.

(See: Unemployment and finances, the biggest concerns of young people).

In contrast, the region Central had the lowest unemployment rate, being 11.4%. This means that against the second half of 2021 there was an improvement of 40 basis points, given that for that period the rate was 11.8%.

With respect to the second half of 2021, two regions presented an increase in the unemployment rate: the region Caribbean and the Eastern.

The first increased its unemployment by one percentage point, which reached 11.8% in 2022. To a lesser extent, in the Eastern region there was an increase, since in this area it went from 12.7% to 13.1%.

(See: Cities with the highest and lowest unemployment rate in the second quarter).


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