Colombia’s unemployment stood at 14.2 % in March

92% of growth in the employed population between March 2020 and March 2021 is explained by the market recovery in the country's 3 main cities.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Colombia's unemployment in March 2021 stood at 14.2%, a 1.6 percentage point increase compared to the same month in 2020 when the rate stood at 12.6%, as reported Friday by the National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANE).

DANE's director Juan Daniel Oviedo explained that one year after the start of the coronavirus pandemic the country continues to register worrying growths, such as the increase of 468,000 people unemployed in March 2021 compared to the same period of the previous year.

"In the country we are estimating approximately 3,437,000 . . .

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