Argentina

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LABOUR MARKET

 

 

Labour market indicators

Unemployment rate in 2000: 15.0% (ILO data)


Working population:

Year

Total Population

Working population

Activity rate

2004  

38 226 052  
..  
..  
Source : Worldbank


Employment by sector:

Year

Agriculture

Industry

Services

2003  

1.3%  
19.9%  
78.3%  
Sources: ILO, Eurostat, last available data

 

Employment contracts


Salaries

National monthly minimum wage as of 01/01/03: 200 pesos (US$ 54)

Average wage for a employee in the manufacturing industry in 2001: 4.29 pesos by  hour (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 Labour, Employment and Human Resources Training

- Argentina Labour Law Profile


Last modified in January 2006
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