Guatemala: Labor Market Data

The Statistics Institute initiated the National Survey of Employment and Income (ENEI) to update the information dated from 2004.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Marciano Castillo, manager of the Institute, explained data will be available in November.

Lorena Alvarez of, reports that according to results in ENEI 2004, unemployment affected 3.1 percent of economically active population (PEA) and visible underemployment was at 16.25 percent. In ENEI 2006 that percentage increased to 21 percent of EAP.

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Nicaragua: Formal Employment Up 8%

March 2017

The annual growth of 8% in the number of workers affiliated to social security system up to January 2017 was explained mainly by the sectors of trade, hotels and services, and construction.

From a report by the Central Bank:

The Central Bank of Nicaragua (BCN) published on March 10, 2017 labor market statistics (employment and wages) for the month of January 2017.

Costa Rica: Labor Participation Still Falling

August 2016

Up to the second quarter the net national labor participation rate stood at 57.2%, registering a decline of nearly 5% compared to the same period in 2015.

From a statement issued by the National Statistics Institute of Costa Rica:

The figures for the second quarter of 2016 reveal a decrease in the net domestic labor participation rate to a record of 57.2% which is a drop of 4.9 pp, resulting from a withdrawal of people from the workforce .

Costa Rica: Formal Employment Rate Goes Down

September 2011

The rate at which jobs are created in the country has declined in the last nine months.

The sectors that have been affected the most are trade and agriculture, as opposed to the construction sector, which has shown an upturn and is expected to show further growth in the remainder of the year.

Slight Recovery in Employment at Salvadoran Industries

November 2010

In the first ten months of the year the industrial sector recovered 6,500 jobs.

The industrial subsector with the biggest recovery has been textiles, however, despite the improvements, it is stressed that working conditions in the country are still poor.

According to William Pleitez, coordinator of the United Nations Human Development Program (UNDP) in the country, one of every two people is underemployed or unemployed.

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