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Chile-LABOUR MARKET

Labour market indicators


Unemployment rate in 2001 : 7.9% (ILO data)


Working population:

Year Total Population Working population Activity rate
2004
15 956 000  
6 756 728  
42%  
Source: World Bank


Employment by sector:

Year
Agriculture
Industry
Services
2003  
13.6%  
23.4%  
63%  
Sources: ILO, Eurostat, last available data


Employment contracts



Salaries


National monthly minimum wage as of 01/01/2003 : 111,500 pesos (US$ 150)

Average wage for a employee in the manufacturing industry in 2001 : 213,394 pesos by  month (ILO data)



Number of hours



Legal definition of full time work (per week): 48 hours



Useful links


For further informations on the labour market, check out the following web sites:

- International Labour Organization (ILO): studies, statistics and reports on working conditions and labour markets

- NATLEX : ILO database on national labour laws

- Ministry of Labor and Social Security


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