Banco de la República calculates unemployment of 11.7% for 2022

These are the cities with the most unemployment in Colombia

According to the results of the Great Integrated Household Survey (GEIH), in February 2022, the unemployment rate (TD) in Colombia was 12.9%, which represented a decrease of 2.6 percentage points in relation to the TD of the second month of 2021 (15.5%). This was announced by the National Administrative Department of Statistics (Dane).

(Women recovered two out of three jobs in February).

As reported by the entity, from December 2021 to February 2022, of the 23 cities and metropolitan areas registered, those that presented highest unemployment rates were: Quibdó (23.1%), Tunja (17.5%) and Valledupar (16.7%).

While the cities with the lowest unemployment rate were: Armenia (8.8%), Bucaramanga Metropolitan Area (9.6%) and Villavicencio (10.9%).

In the case of Bogota, the capital of the country registered an unemployment rate of 14.2%, standing above the national average.

(In 6 months, Issuer has raised rate 3.25 percentage points).

In this regard, Jackeline Piraján, an economist at Scotiabank Colpatria, mentioned that “both at the national level and in the main cities there was a reduction in the unemployment rate, compared to the previous year. One of the possible causes is that the quality of employment has improved, causing the number of formal jobs to increase”.

Finally, it should be noted that, in the second month of 2022, in the 23 main cities and metropolitan areas, 6,226 million people registered having a formal occupation and 5,048 working informally.


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