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The national unemployment rate stood at 13.7% and the urban unemployment rate at 14.5%, both lower than those observed a year ago. The employed reached 22.2 million people (+108 thousand seasonally adjusted), slightly above the average level observed between April and December 2022.

We analyse the evolution of the labour market until December 2022 or January 2023 in this edition of OTMT . We take stock of the evolution of the main aggregate indicators and focus on the effects of demographic ageing on employment, working hours, occupational replacement and lifelong learning.

Good year in terms of employment growth and unemployment reduction for Colombia in 2022. In the main cities, the unemployment rate was reduced with respect to 2021.

In 2022, the unemployment rate was 11.2% nationally, decreasing 2.6 p.p. with respect to 2021. In 2022, the national employment stood at 22 million, 1.6 million more than in 2021 and 0.7 million more than in 2019. In 2022, employment showed gre…

In November 2022, the national unemployment rate was 9.5% and the urban unemployment rate was 9.1%. With this, the national unemployment rate was 2.0 percentage points below that of the same month in 2021, and the urban unemployment rate was 3.…

In October, the national unemployment rate was 9.7%. Employment growth showed a slowdown with respect to the growth rate observed in previous months. The commerce, artistic activities and public administration sectors were the most involved in job creation.

In September 2022, the national and urban unemployment rate were 10.7% and 10.4%, respectively, lower than in September last year, especially in urban areas. Compared to August, the unemployment rate, adjusted for seasonal factors, increased by 0.4 p. p. at the national level and decreased by 0.3 p.p. at the urban level.

In August of this year, the national unemployment rate was 10.6% and the urban unemployment rate was 10.8%. In seasonally adjusted terms, compared to the previous month, the unemployment rate remained relatively stable at the national and urban…

In June 2022, the national and urban unemployment rates were 11.3% and 11.7%, respectively. The seasonally adjusted comparison with respect to the previous month shows an increase in both rates. Job creation slowed and the population outside th…

Even though there is a risk of a recession induced by the Fed given the fast increment in the federal funds rate that could raise it to 4.0% by the end of the first quarter of 2023, we shall recognize that the highest risk for the US and the gl…

Since the decade of the 1970s a strong surge in US inflation had not been seen. Even though there are some similarities between those years and nowadays like the higher inflation of food and energy, the Fed back then was not truly independent and used to favor employment expansion at the expense of inflation.

The growth of employment, and consequently the low levels of unemployment, have made it possible to increase the total wage bill, which is currently 3.0% above the pre-pandemic level; however, this gain has been due to the generation of low-paid jobs and the loss of employment of more than 2 Minimum Wages (MW)