Argentina - Unemployment





Argentina: Unemployment

Mnemonic LBU.IARG
Unit #, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 4.45 %
Data 2021 Q1 1,355,000
2020 Q4 1,418,154

Series Information

Source National Institute of Statistics and Censuses of the Argentine Republic (INDEC)
Release Permanent Household Survey
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 9/30/2003
End Date 3/31/2021

Argentina: Labor

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Wage & Salaries Jun 2021 391.16 382.42 Index Oct2016=100, NSA Monthly
Labor Force 2021 Q1 13,337,000 12,941,804 #, NSA Quarterly
Primary Industries Employment 2021 Q1 2,049,770,037 1,558,113,446 Ths. ARS, NSAAR Quarterly
Total Employment 2021 Q1 11,982,000 11,523,650 #, NSA Quarterly
Unemployment 2021 Q1 1,355,000 1,418,154 #, NSA Quarterly
Unemployment Rate 2021 Q1 10.2 10.96 %, 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.

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