The number of unemployed persons in Costa Rica decreased to 276279 in the first quarter of 2019 from 293914 in the fourth quarter of 2018. Unemployed Persons in Costa Rica averaged 153347.34 from 1980 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 293914 in the fourth quarter of 2018 and a record low of 38708 in the fourth quarter of 1989.

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Costa Rica Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 11.90 11.30 12.00 8.30 percent [+]
Unemployed Persons 276279.00 293914.00 293914.00 38708.00 [+]
Minimum Wages 5241.05 5241.05 5241.05 7.53 Index Points [+]
Population 5.00 4.95 5.00 1.33 Million [+]
Wages 663008.00 703537.00 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 62.40 62.90 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 2171766.00 2165323.00 2171766.00 1765039.00 [+]
Employment Rate 55.46 55.40 57.79 51.16 percent [+]


Costa Rica Unemployed Persons

In Costa Rica, unemployed persons are individuals who are without a job and actively seeking to work. This page provides - Costa Rica Unemployed Persons - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Costa Rica Unemployed Persons - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
276279.00 293914.00 293914.00 38708.00 1980 - 2019 Quarterly
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