3.7 million jobs have been recovered in Colombia since April

According to a recent report by the National Department of Statistics (Dane), employment in Colombia continues on its path of recovery. The unemployment rate, which in August stood at 16.8 percent, fell last month to 15.8 percent; however, it shows 5.6 percentage points more than in September of last year (without pandemic), when unemployment was estimated at 10.2 percent. Dane said there were 3.8 million unemployed in September (1.25 million more than in September 2019) and 20.2 million employed people (2 million less than in the same month of the year past). The unemployment rate for women in September was 20.7 percent, while for men was 12.3 percent.

Source: El Tiempo