Unemployment rate in Curaçao 2014-2017

This statistic displays the unemployment rate in Curaçao from 2014 to 2017. It shows that the unemployment rate in Curaçao was at its lowest in 2015, at 11.7 percent. In 2016 and 2017 however, the unemployment rate increased again, to 14.1 percent in 2017.

Unemployment rate in Curaçao from 2014 to 2017

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Release date

June 2018



Survey time period

2014 to 2017

Number of respondents

2,628 households (2017)

Age group

15 years and older

Special properties

non-institutionalized men and women residing for three months or more in Curaçao or planning to stay for three months or longer on the island

Method of interview

Computer-assisted personal interviews (CAPI)

Supplementary notes

The source uses the following definitions: Unemployed
All persons of 15 years and older who during the research period:
a. did not have a job or a business of their own; and
b. had actively been seeking work in the preceding month of the research period;
c. who were available to start working or start a business within two weeks.

Unemployment rate
The number of unemployed persons as a percentage of the labor force.

Figures are as of September and October of each year.

The results have been weighted to represent the entire population.

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