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Ecuador Unemployment

Ecuador Unemployment

Unemployment in Ecuador

The unemployment rate in Ecuador averaged 4.7% in the decade to 2022, below the 8.2% average for Latin America. The unemployment rate in 2022 was 4.3%. For more unemployment information, visit our dedicated page.

Ecuador Unemployment Chart

Note: This chart displays Unemployment Rate for Ecuador from 2014 to 2023.
Source: Macrobond.

Ecuador Unemployment Data

2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Unemployment (% of active population, aop) 4.4 6.1 5.2 4.3 3.7
Consensus Forecasts and Projections for the next ten years

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