María Claudia Llanes
María Claudia Llanes
BBVA Research - Senior Economist

•MSc. in Economics from the University of London, London

•Previous work experience:  Research on pension systems at the National Planning Department of Colombia

•Research on Chilean pension system as a consultant in Chile

•Joined ERD BBVA Colombia on October 2009

Latest publications

In March, the national unemployment rate was 11.3%, up from 10.0% a year ago. Seasonally adjusted, the national unemployment rate continued its upward trend in March. Employment fell by 0.7% year-over-year, so that job creation continued its downward trend.
Poverty was reduced in Colombia last year. In 2023, 338 thousand people were lifted out of multidimensional poverty, bringing poverty from 12.9% of the population in 2022 to 12.1% in 2023. And it was reduced mainly in the countryside. Informality and low years of education weigh heavily on poverty in Colombia.
The national unemployment rate in February 2024 was 11.7%, higher than the 11.4% in February 2023. On the year to February, employment grew 1.2% (260 thousand jobs), down from 2.5% (533 thousand jobs) in January 2024, continuing the trend of slowing annual job creation.