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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 5.8 % Jun/22
Employed Persons 1006 Thousand Person | 1.006 Million Person Sep/21
Employment Rate  39.2 % Sep/21
Unemployed Persons 86 Thousand Persons | 0.086 Million Persons Sep/21


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     Puerto Rico - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in Puerto Rico?

  • Unemployment Rate in Puerto Rico decreased to 5.8 % in June 2022. The maximum rate was 25.3 % and minimum was 7 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Department of Labor & Human Resources.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
5.8 Jun/22 23.07.2022
5.9 May/22 18.06.2022
5.8 Apr/22 21.05.2022
5.8 Mar/22 16.04.2022
6 Feb/22 09.04.2022
6.4 Jan/22 19.03.2022
6.6 Dec/21 05.02.2022
7.2 Nov/21 18.01.2022


Historical Chart by governors (%)

Unemployment Rate in Puerto Rico by governors

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Ricardo Nevares 02.01.2017 - 11.7000 9.3000 11.7000 9.3000 -20.51%
Alejandro Padilla 02.01.2013 - 02.01.2017 14.9000 12.0000 15.4000 10.3000 -19.46%
Luis Burset 02.01.2009 - 02.01.2013 13.3000 13.6000 17.3000 13.3000 2.26%
Aníbal Vilá 02.01.2005 - 02.01.2009 10.8000 13.3000 13.3000 9.3000 23.15%
Sila Calderón 02.01.2001 - 02.01.2005 10.4000 9.8000 13.7000 9.7000 -5.77%
Pedro González 02.01.1993 - 02.01.2001 17.3000 8.9000 18.4000 8.9000 -48.55%
Rafael Colón 02.01.1985 - 02.01.1993 14.6000 15.0000 18.0000 11.4000 2.74%


Latest data on Employed Persons (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons
                     Puerto Rico - Historical Data (Thousand Person)

How many employed persons are in Puerto Rico?

  • Number of Employed Persons in Puerto Rico increased to 1006 Thousand Person (1.006 Million Person) in September 2021. The maximum rate was 1301 Thousand Person and minimum was 928 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Monthly by Department of Labor & Human Resources.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
1006 Sep/21 18.01.2022
982 Jun/21 27.07.2021
990 Mar/21 18.05.2021
914 Jan/21 26.03.2021
944 Oct/20 25.11.2020
973 Jun/20 18.08.2020
949 Dec/19 27.01.2020
967 Oct/19 09.12.2019


Historical Chart by governors (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons in Puerto Rico by governors

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Employment Rate  (%)

Employment Rate 
                     Puerto Rico - Historical Data (%)

What is Employment Rate in Puerto Rico?

  • Employment Rate in Puerto Rico increased to 39.2 % in September 2021. The maximum rate was 44.7 % and minimum was 33.4 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Department of Labor & Human Resources.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
39.2 Sep/21 18.01.2022
38.1 Jun/21 27.07.2021
38.2 Mar/21 18.05.2021
36.7 Oct/20 25.11.2020
37.5 Apr/20 18.08.2020
36.3 Dec/19 29.07.2020
36.5 Nov/19 27.01.2020
36.8 Oct/19 09.12.2019


Historical Chart by governors (%)

Employment Rate  in Puerto Rico by governors

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Unemployed Persons (Thousand Persons)

Unemployed Persons
                     Puerto Rico - Historical Data (Thousand Persons)

How many Unemployed Persons are in Puerto Rico?

  • Number of Unemployed Persons in Puerto Rico decreased to 86 Thousand Persons (0.086 Million Persons) in September 2021. The maximum rate was 226 Thousand Persons and minimum was 77 Thousand Persons.
  • Data published Monthly by Department of Labor & Human Resources.

Historical Data (Thousand Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
86 Sep/21 18.01.2022
88 Jun/21 27.07.2021
79 Mar/21 18.05.2021
107 Dec/20 30.03.2021
87 Oct/20 25.11.2020
90 Jun/20 18.08.2020
95 Dec/19 27.01.2020
95 Oct/19 09.12.2019


Historical Chart by governors (Thousand Persons)

Unemployed Persons in Puerto Rico by governors

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End

Other labor indicators in Puerto Rico

Index Updated Actual Previous
Labor Force Participation Rate Sep/21 42.5 % 42.3
Non Farm Payrolls  Jun/22 912 K 913

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Colombia Jun/22 11.26 % 10.65
Panama 2020 18.5 % 7.1
Puerto Rico Jun/22 5.8 % 5.9
Honduras 2020 10.9 % 5.7
Brazil Jun/22 9.3 % 9.8
Chile Jun/22 7.8 % 7.8
Paraguay 4Q/21 6.8 % 6.5
Argentina 1Q/22 7 % 7
Canada Jul/22 4.9 % 4.9
Ecuador 3Q/21 6.6 % 7.4
Mexico Jun/22 3.3 % 3.3
Peru Jul/22 6.8 % 6.8
United States Jul/22 3.5 % 3.6
Uruguay Jun/22 8.4 % 8.1
Jamaica 2Q/22 6 % 6
Suriname 2020 11.2 % 7.4
Venezuela Dec/18 6.4 % 7.3
Belize 2020 13.7 % 7.7
Cameroon 2021 3.9 % 3.8
Cape Verde 2021 14.5 % 14.5
Cuba 2020 3.87 % 1.2
Dominican Republic 2Q/21 7.6 % 8
El Salvador 2020 6.9 % 6.3
Guyana 2020 15.8 % 11.9
Haiti 2020 14.5 % 13.5
Nicaragua 4Q/21 3.7 % 4.3
Trinidad and Tobago 2Q/21 4.7 % 6.5