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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 7.4 % Mar/21
Employed Persons 914 Thousand Person | 0.914 Million Person Jan/21
Employment Rate  36.7 % Oct/20
Unemployed Persons 107 Thousand Persons | 0.107 Million Persons Dec/20


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 7.4 % in March 2021. 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
7.4 Mar/21 17.04.2021
7.7 Feb/21 27.03.2021
9 Jan/21 20.03.2021
10.5 Dec/20 30.01.2021
9.4 Nov/20 19.12.2020
8.4 Oct/20 21.11.2020
9.3 Sep/20 23.10.2020
8.5 Jun/20 18.08.2020


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 914 Thousand Person (0.914 Million Person) in January 2021. The maximum rate was 1301 Thousand Person and minimum was 719 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Monthly by Department of Labor & Human Resources.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
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
975 Sep/19 29.10.2019
1000 Dec/18 04.07.2019


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 decreased to 36.7 % in October 2020. 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
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
37.1 Sep/19 29.10.2019
37.3 Dec/18 04.07.2019


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 increased to 107 Thousand Persons (0.107 Million Persons) in December 2020. The maximum rate was 226 Thousand Persons and minimum was 76 Thousand Persons.
  • Data published Monthly by Department of Labor & Human Resources.

Historical Data (Thousand Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
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
87 Sep/19 29.10.2019
93 Dec/18 04.07.2019


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 Dec/20 39.7 % 39.8
Non Farm Payrolls  Mar/21 851 K 848

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Colombia Feb/21 15.9 % 17.3
Panama 2019 7.1 % 6
Puerto Rico Mar/21 7.4 % 7.7
Honduras 2019 5.7 % 5.7
Brazil Jan/21 14.2 % 13.9
Chile Feb/21 10.3 % 10.2
Paraguay 4Q/20 7.2 % 8.2
Argentina 4Q/20 11 % 11.7
Canada Mar/21 7.5 % 8.2
Ecuador 3Q/20 6.6 % 4.9
Mexico Feb/21 4.4 % 4.7
Peru Mar/21 15.3 % 14.5
United States Mar/21 6 % 6.2
Uruguay Feb/21 11.1 % 10.7
Jamaica 4Q/20 10.7 % 12.6
Suriname 2020 11.2 % 7.4
Venezuela Dec/18 6.4 % 7.3
Belize 2019 7.7 % 9.4
Cameroon 2019 3.4 % 3.4
Cape Verde 2020 12.3 % 11.3
Cuba 2019 1.2 % 1.7
Dominican Republic 3Q/20 7.1 % 3.2
El Salvador 2019 6.3 % 6.4
Guyana 2019 11.9 % 11.9
Haiti 2019 13.5 % 13.5
Nicaragua 2Q/20 5.4 % 4.8
Trinidad and Tobago 1Q/19 4 % 3.5