Argentina - Unemployment Rate





Argentina: Unemployment Rate

Mnemonic LBR.IARG
Unit %, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly
Data 2021 Q2 9.6
2021 Q1 10.2

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 6/30/2021

Argentina: Labor

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Wage & Salaries Jul 2021 410.37 391.16 Index Oct2016=100, NSA Monthly
Labor Force 2021 Q2 13,253,982 13,337,000 #, NSA Quarterly
Primary Industries Employment 2021 Q2 5,305,655,003 2,078,440,917 Ths. ARS, NSAAR Quarterly
Total Employment 2021 Q2 11,981,480 11,982,000 #, NSA Quarterly
Unemployment 2021 Q2 1,272,502 1,355,000 #, NSA Quarterly
Unemployment Rate 2021 Q2 9.6 10.2 %, 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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