Colombian unemployment rate fluctuates

Colombia's National Administrative Department of Statistics reported the national unemployment rate leveled out at 8.3 percent during October 2016. Due to differences in rates between major Colombian cities the August 2016 trimester had a 9.5 percent unemployment rate (El Tiempo, 30 November 2016). Quibdo had the highest rate at 17.1 percent, while Barranquilla represented the lowest with 7.8 percent (El Pais).