Chile - Labor Force

Chile: Labor Force

Mnemonic LBF.ICHL
Unit Ths. # 3-mo MA, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Monthly 0.52 %
Data May 2017 8,838
Apr 2017 8,793

Series Information

Source National Institute of Statistics (INE)
Release Labor Force Survey
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 2/28/1985
End Date 5/31/2017

Chile: Labor

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Agriculture Employment Mar 2019 828.77 850.29 Ths. # 3-mo. MA, NSA Monthly
Total Employment Mar 2019 8,476 8,455 Ths. # 3-mo. MA, NSA Monthly
Wage & Salaries Mar 2019 4,866 4,792 CLP per hr., NSA Monthly
Labor Force May 2017 8,838 8,793 Ths. # 3-mo MA, NSA Monthly
Labor Force Employment May 2017 8,218 8,207 Ths. # 3-mo MA, NSA Monthly
Unemployment May 2017 620.5 585.49 Thousands - Three Month Average, NSA Monthly
Unemployment Rate May 2017 7.02 6.66 % 3-mo MA, NSA Monthly

Release Information

The National Institute of Statistice (INE) reports monthly employment data for Chile and its regions. The data set includes total population, labor force, employed population, total unemployed, unemployment rate, and inactive population. Figures are based on a 3 month moving average (3-mo MA) in thousands of people (Ths. #) or as a percentage (%), not seasonally adjusted (NSA). Moody's Analytics provides seasonally adjusted counterparts at the national level.

The New National Employment Survey (NENE) aims to classify people 15 years and older according to their employment status. NENE replaced the former National Employment Survey (ENE) in April 2010. The survey follows a set of defined rules on the international level which allows the INE to measure employment and unemployment by way of household surveys. These rules help to define questions that make up the household survey.

The survey is in accordance with the resolutions of ILO’s International Conferences of Labor Statisticians (ICLS). Employed persons contains data for a person who worked at least 1 hour in a week and received payment. The distinction between “traditional” and "non-traditional" employment is made by how the participant recognizes work activity. Unemployed accounts for people seeking work in the last 4 weeks and those available for work in the last 2 weeks.

Data is subject to revisions.

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