The National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANISH) presented data from the labor marketa fundamental indicator for understanding the situation of employability in the country. The rate of unemployment At the national level, for January 2023, it closed at 13.7%; that is, 3.5 percentage points higher than what was recorded in December 2022, again remaining in double digits. The towns with the most unemployed are Quibdó, Ibagué and Santa Marta.
“For the month of January 2023, the unemployment rate for the national total was 13.7%, while in the same month of 2022 it was 14.6%. The overall participation rate was 63.4%, while in January 2022 it was 62.6%. Finally, the occupancy rate was 54.7%, which represents an increase of 1.3 percentage points compared to the same month in 2022 (53.4%)”, detailed DANE.
The entity revealed that women would be the most affected by the unemployment. If the data is disaggregated by sex, the unemployment rate is 17.4%, compared to 11% for men.
Unemployment in Colombia reached 13.7% in January 2023: it fell compared to the same period in 2022
Although the figure is lower compared to the same month but in 2022, the indicator is again starting to touch the figures seen during the pandemic
The gender gap is confirmed with the employment rate, for males it is 68%, against 42.5% for females, however, in the latter group there was greater employability in course of the last trimester.
This is where you have to do the analysis by city, the DANISH It takes two groups as references: the capitals and their metropolitan areas, and the other capitals. Unemployment was felt more in cities and metropolitan areas. Quibdo with 28.6%, Riohacha with 17.9% and Ibagué with 17.7%, were the 3 capitals with the highest unemployment rates. Santa Marta (9.3%), Medellín with its metropolitan area. (9.4%) and Manizales (9.7%), are those with the fewest unemployed.
“In the case of the 7 cities without metropolitan areas, the highest unemployment rate for the mobile neighborhood from November 2022 to January 2023 was that of Cúcuta, with 13.4%, and the lowest was that of Bucaramanga, with 9 .3% Regarding the total of the 32 cities and metropolitan areas, Arauca and Quibdó presented the highest rates during the sliding year February 2022-January 2023 with 29.4% and 24.4%, respectively , while the lowest were for San Andrés with 7.3% and Leticia with 8.2. %,” the entity said.
Figures reduced to January in Colombia there are 21,492,000 employed, 3,413,000 unemployed and 14,387,000 people outside the labor force. The figures provided by DANE are compared to the same month, but from 2022 the analysis shows that there are 796,000 new employees, 139,000 jobs have been saved.
“For January 2023, the unemployment rate was 13.7%. Compared to the same month of 2022 (14.6%), it recorded a decrease of 0.9 percentage points. The overall participation rate was 63.4%, an increase of 0.8 percentage points compared to the same period in 2022 (62.6%). Finally, the occupancy rate was 54.7%, which represents an increase of 1.3 percentage points compared to that of 2022 (53.4%), a statistically significant variation”.
Along the same lines, informal workers have a participation rate of 58%. The cities that register the most employees of this style are: Valledupar, Riohacha, Sincelejo and Santa Marta. Those that occupy the least are: Tunja, Manizales and Bogotá.
“For the 13 cities and metropolitan areas of the rolling quarter November 2022-January 2023, this proportion was 42.3% and recorded a decrease of 1.3 pp compared to 43.7% over the period (November 2021-January 2022) . Finally, for the total of the 23 cities and metropolitan areas, the proportion of informality stood at 44.0%, which also meant a decrease of 1.3 percentage points compared to the rolling quarter November 2021-January 2022 (45 .3%)”, detailed the entity.
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