Colombia - Wage & Salaries

Colombia: Wage & Salaries

Unit Mil. USD, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 75.08 %
Data 2022 Q4 0.77
2022 Q3 3.09

Series Information

Source Bank of the Republic of Colombia
Release Balance of Payments
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 3/31/2000
End Date 12/31/2022

Colombia: Labor

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Total Employment Jan 2023 21,491 22,468 Ths. #, NSA Monthly
Unemployment Rate Jan 2023 13.7 10.27 %, NSA Monthly
Wage & Salaries 2022 Q4 0.77 3.09 Mil. USD, NSA Quarterly
Labor Force 2021 24,089,179 23,231,877 # Annual
Labor Force Employment 2021 20,741,207 19,736,765 # Annual
Unemployment 2021 Q4 3,020,010 3,276,636 #, NSA Quarterly
Agriculture Employment 2017 4,264,675 4,185,890 # Annual

Release Information

For Colombia, detailed quarterly balance of payments under the IMF BPM6 framework.


  • Framework: BPM6
  • Measurement: Millions of U.S. dollars (Mil. USD)
  • Adjustment: Not seasonally adjusted (NSA)
  • Native frequency: Quarterly
  • Start date: Uniformly 2000Q1


  • BPM5 - 1996 to 2013

According to the International Monetary Fund website, the Balance of Payments data is disseminated for the following:

  • Exports and imports of goods and services
  • International trade in goods
  • Exports and imports of services
  • Receipts and payments for services
  • Net income receipts
  • Net current transfers
  • Direct investment and portfolio investment (foreign investment in Colombia and Colombian investment abroad)
  • Loans
  • Commercial credit
  • Other capital and financial transactions (short-term and long-term)
  • Changes in international reserves
  • Source

The conceptual and methodological criteria under which the compilation of statistics on the balance of payments is done according to the Colombia Manual balance of payments and international investment position IMF International Monetary Fund, IMF, and Sixth Edition (BPM6).

The compilation of balance of payments (BOP) in Colombia is made by the Banco de la República (BR) based on a wide range of sources of information which is accessed through regulations issued directly by the Bank or by establishing agreements agency. The structure of information sources is composed of:

  • administrative records
  • reports obtained through the system ITRS (SINTI), which in the case of Colombia, not only covers made through the local financial system but also made through deposit accounts in foreign banks registered with the BR
  • accounting reports both financial companies and non-financial
  • access to specialized international data bases
  • Estimates that follow the parameters BPM6 established methodology, in cases where no direct information is counted.

Building statistics BP takes into account its consistency with other macroeconomic statistics as Rest of World Account System of National Accounts SNA statistics of foreign trade in goods and monetary and financial statistics.

Moody's Analytics supplements

For the current accounts balance, we have extended the history to 1996. We have constructed a seasonally adjusted supplement.

The data is preliminary when released. The data is set as "final" 12 months after the reference date. The Bank of the Republic of Colombia reserves the right to change "finalized" data.