Argentina - Total Employment





Argentina: Total Employment

Mnemonic ETOT.IARG
Unit #, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 3.53 %
Data 2021 Q3 12,404,000
2021 Q2 11,981,480

Series Information

Source National Institute of Statistics and Censuses of the Argentine Republic (INDEC)
Release Permanent Household Survey
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 3/31/1982
End Date 9/30/2021

Argentina: Labor

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Wage & Salaries Oct 2021 458.07 440.34 Index Oct2016=100, NSA Monthly
Labor Force 2021 Q3 13,517,000 13,253,982 #, NSA Quarterly
Primary Industries Employment 2021 Q3 2,402,666,371 5,352,827,493 Ths. ARS, NSAAR Quarterly
Total Employment 2021 Q3 12,404,000 11,981,480 #, NSA Quarterly
Unemployment 2021 Q3 1,113,000 1,272,502 #, NSA Quarterly
Unemployment Rate 2021 Q3 8.2 9.6 %, NSA Quarterly
Agriculture Employment 2017 107,868 108,766 # Annual

Release Information

For Argentina, the Encuesta Permanente de Hogares (EPH) (Permanent Household Survey) collects specific demographic data from households in urban areas such as: age, gender, marriage status, employment, education, and income level and is permanent. The survey is multi-purpose in that it includes the computation of (EAP) Economically Active Population which is all of the individuals who work to create goods/services.

Population by age:

  • Age spectrum: 0 to 9, 10 to 14, ..., 60 to 69, 70 and older
  • Measurement: Unitary count (#)
  • Adjustment: Not seasonally adjusted  (NSA)
  • Native frequency: Quarterly
  • Start date: Uniformly 2004Q1

Labor force status:

  • Measurement: Unitary count (#)
  • Adjustment: Not seasonally adjusted  (NSA)
  • Native frequency: Quarterly
  • Start date: Uniformly 2004Q1

Employment by industry:

  • Industry classification: ISIC Rev. 3
  • Measurement: Unitary count (#)
  • Adjustment: Not seasonally adjusted  (NSA)
  • Native frequency: Quarterly
  • Start date: As early as 2004Q1 

Geo coverage:

  • National proxy (agglomeration of 31 urban areas)
  • Related to the national capital:
    • IARG_BAC  = City of Buenos Aires
    • IARG_BA24 = 24 suburban districts surrounding the city of Buenos Aires
    • IARG_GBA  = Greater Buenos Aires

EAP includes the summation of people 10 or older in age with individuals part of the workforce who are currently unemployed. Also includes people who have worked a minimum of one hour and have received pay. Includs people who currently have the "employed" status but have not been working for that specific reference time frame ex: leave of absence because of disease-related issues, suspended employee without pay, and any weather-related catastrophes.

Moody's Analytics supplements

For "employment, urban areas, all industries" we back-extend by 20 years, and construct an SA supplement.

Further reading

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