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Employment hardly changed between October and December seasonally adjusted (0.0% quarter-on-quarter), but hours worked increased (0.5%). Unemployment and temporary employment rates fell (13.0% and 17.9% QoQ, respectively). In 2022, 617,000 jobs were created (3.1%) and the unemployment rate fell by 1.9pp to 12.9%.

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 3.1 percentage points below.

Global growth will continue to decelerate gradually in 2023 and recover thereafter. Colombia's GDP will follow a similar path, mainly explained by lower household spending. Inflation will be lower over the next two years, allowing for lower int…

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 …

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 b…

The Colombian economy will enter a lower growth fase. Private consumption will stabilize at more sustainable levels in the medium term. Inflation will gradually moderate in 2023. The Central Bank will have space to start a gradual interest rate reduction cycle at the end of 2023.

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 levels. The labor market showed a weak improvement in August.

The reform of the Foreigners' Regulation may be a step forward in allowing companies to access human capital, easing the restrictions imposed on the Spanish economy by the expected drop in population and the mismatch between demand and supply i…

BBVA Research estimate a Colombian economy grow stood at 6.8% YoY this year. In 2023, especially due to a moderation in private consumption, the economy will decelerate healthily to 2.0%. Inflation will close this year at 9.2% and fall to 5.0% …

In May 2022, the national unemployment rate was 10.6%. In seasonally adjusted terms, compared to April 2022, the national unemployment rate decreased 0.7 percentage points. National employment grew strongly in May 2022, reinforcing its upward t…

After growing 3.8% year-on-year in March, economic activity advanced 3.7% in April, despite the strict confinement that took place in the city of Lima. The expansion of the non-primary component stood out (5.1%). On the other hand, the primary component of GDP, more linked to extractive activities, contracted by 1.3%.

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The Colombian economy will continue to show resilience in a context of greater global uncertainty, more contractionary monetary policies and strong upward pressures on inflation. We expect the economy to grow 4.5% in 2022 and 2.5% in 2023, driven by domestic demand and exports.