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New Estimates: Colombia - LFS
Friday, 18 Oct 2019 07:06 ET
By Richard Grim
October 2019 -- Moody's Analytics has estimated the labor force survey quartet for Colombia (four new quarterly series, from 1990).

Motivation: Our national source for Colombia, the National Administrative Department of Statistic (DANE), reports labor force survey (LFS) data monthly, but with limited history: from 2001m1.

Response: For international consistency, we have estimated the four standard quarterly labor force indicators (labor force, employment, unemployment, and unemployment rate), and extended backwards by 20 years using data from the World Bank.


  • Measurements:
    • Thousands of persons (Ths.)
    • Percent (%)
  • Adjustment: Seasonally adjusted (SA)
  • Native frequency: Quarterly
  • Start date: 1980Q1

Expect the series to be revised with each new historical value appended to the fundamentals.

The series reside in the historical catalog (Colombia » Labor and Wages » National » Moody's Analytics Estimated) and are:

  • RLBFQ.ICOL = Labor force, (Ths., SA)
  • RLBEQ.ICOL = Employed, (Ths., SA)
  • RLBUQ.ICOL = Unemployed, (Ths., SA)
  • RLBRQ.ICOL = Unemployment rate, (%, SA)

Because catalog locations are subject to change, the upper-right search box on DataBuffet.com provides a "find in catalog" mode that accepts a mnemonic.

See also

Related ReleaseLabor Force Survey
SourceMoody's Analytics (ECCA)
Release DateReference date
03 Aug 20202Q 2020
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