The number of unemployed persons in Costa Rica decreased to 278108 in the third quarter of 2019 from 295580 in the second quarter of 2019. Unemployed Persons in Costa Rica averaged 157332.31 from 1980 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 295580 in the second quarter of 2019 and a record low of 38708 in the fourth quarter of 1989.

Unemployed Persons in Costa Rica is expected to be 278000.00 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployed Persons in Costa Rica to stand at 282000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Costa Rica Unemployed Persons is projected to trend around 280000.00 in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Costa Rica Unemployed Persons

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
278108.00 295580.00 295580.00 38708.00 1980 - 2019 Quarterly
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Costa Rica Unemployed Persons
In Costa Rica, unemployed persons are individuals who are without a job and actively seeking to work.

Costa Rica Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 11.40 11.90 12.00 8.30 percent [+]
Unemployed Persons 278108.00 295580.00 295580.00 38708.00 [+]
Minimum Wages 5241.05 5241.05 5241.05 7.53 points [+]
Population 5.00 4.95 5.00 1.33 Million [+]
Wages 681398.00 665012.00 792836.00 357554.00 CRC/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 748700.00 762500.00 762500.00 728400.00 CRC/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 296600.00 298000.00 339500.00 296600.00 CRC/Month [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.80 63.00 63.70 56.80 percent [+]
Living Wage Family 331800.00 331800.00 331800.00 331800.00 CRC/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 209000.00 209000.00 209000.00 209000.00 CRC/Month [+]
Employed Persons 2162613.00 2183195.00 2183195.00 1765039.00 [+]
Employment Rate 54.73 55.46 57.79 51.16 percent [+]