This section presents labor statistics for 13 Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.

Information downloaded from this database should be cited as “Source: LABLAC (CEDLAS and The World Bank)” or “Source:  Labor Database for Latin America and The Caribbean – LABLAC (CEDLAS and The World Bank)”. We advise making reference to the date of consultation since statistics are prone to change.

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This file includes statistics on:

  • Labor force participation.
  • Employment, unemployment and underemployment rates.
  • Unemployment duration.
  • Structure of employment by gender, age, education, area, region.
  • Structure of employment by labor relationship, type of firm and sector.
  • Informality by age, gender, education and area.
  • Child labor.
  • Share of women in non-agricultural employment.

This file presents information on wages, incomes and hours of work:

  • Hourly wages, hours of work and labor income by age, gender, education, area, sector and type of work.
  • Earnings inequality and wage gaps.
  • Coefficients from Mincer equations.
  • Conditional gender wage gaps.

This file includes información on labor benefits stats:

  • Contracts, pensions, health insurance by age, gender, education and area.
  • 13th month bonus, vacation rights, union membership

This file presents information on the labor surveys used for the estimation of the LABLAC statistics.

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