The unemployment rate tracks the number of unemployed persons as a percentage of the labor force (the total number of employed plus unemployed). These figures generally come from a household labor force survey. Instituto Nacional de Estadistica de Chile adopted a new survey to report unemployment rate starting in 2010. The new survey is based on the 2002 population and housing census and redefines occupied population as those who worked at least one hour in the past week and received (or will receive) a payment for it.
The previous survey was based on the 1992 population and housing census and defined occupied population as those who worked most of the time the previous week and received (or will receive) a payment for it.
Pre-2010 and post-2010 data are not directly comparable.