Unemployment in Argentina rose a 16-year high to 13.1% in the second quarter of 2020. In the first quarter of the year, joblessness stood at 10.4%, meaning the rate jumped 2.7 points. In the second quarter of the previous year, unemployment stood at 10.6%. Projecting the figures out to Argentina's full population of 45.4 million inhabitants and an Economically Active Population (EAP) of 11 million people, 9.5 million are employed and 1.4 million people are currently out of work. INDEC's statistics bureau data was the worst officially recorded unemployment rate since 2004, when the economy was still recovering from the collapse suffered during the 2001-2002 crisis.