Chile - Unemployment





Chile: Unemployment

Mnemonic LBU.ICHL
Unit Ths. # 3-mo MA, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Monthly 0.21 %
Data Aug 2020 1,067
Jul 2020 1,065

Series Information

Source National Institute of Statistics (INE)
Release Labor Force Survey
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 2/28/1985
End Date 8/31/2020

Chile: Labor

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Labor Force Aug 2020 8,259 8,138 Ths. # 3-mo MA, NSA Monthly
Labor Force Employment Aug 2020 7,192 7,073 Ths. # 3-mo MA, NSA Monthly
Unemployment Aug 2020 1,067 1,065 Ths. # 3-mo MA, NSA Monthly
Unemployment Rate Aug 2020 12.93 13.09 % 3-mo MA, NSA Monthly
Wage & Salaries Aug 2020 5,105 5,086 CLP per hr., NSA Monthly
Agriculture Employment Jul 2020 447.79 467.6 Ths. # 3-mo. MA, NSA Monthly
Total Employment Jul 2020 7,073 7,142 Ths. # 3-mo. MA, NSA Monthly

Release Information

For Chile, the National Institute of Statistice (INE) reports monthly employment data for the country and regions: total population, labor force, employed population, unemployed, unemployment rate, and inactive population.

  • Measurements:
    • Thousands of persons (Ths. #)
    • Percent (%)
  • Cumulation: Three-month moving average (3-mo MA)
  • Adjustment: Not seasonally adjusted (NSA)
  • Native frequency: Monthly
  • Start date: Varies
  • Geo coverage:
    • Country (1)
    • Administrative region (all 16)

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.

Moody's Analytics supplements

We extend the LFS quartet for the country and national capital. We produce SA counterparts for both.

As of 2020, figures are benchmarked to the 2017 Chilean Census.

Further reading

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