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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 7.2 % Nov/21
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 remained unchanged at 108 % in June 2021. The maximum rate was 108 % and minimum was 76.01 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Department of Labor & Human Resources.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
110 Aug/21 11.09.2021
109 Jul/21 14.08.2021
108 Jun/21 12.07.2021
108 May/21 10.06.2021
108 Apr/21 11.05.2021
108 Mar/21 12.04.2021
107 Feb/21 11.03.2021
107 Jan/21 13.02.2021


Historical Chart by governors (%)

Unemployment Rate in Puerto Rico by governors

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


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 decreased to 52 Thousand Person (52 Million Person) in December 2020. The maximum rate was 56 Thousand Person and minimum was 33 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Monthly by Department of Labor & Human Resources.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
52 2020 02.02.2021
56 2019 23.01.2020
56 2018 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 increased to 38.2 % in March 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
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
37.1 Sep/19 29.10.2019


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 79 Thousand Persons (0.079 Million Persons) in March 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
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
87 Sep/19 29.10.2019


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
Unemployment Rate May/21 8.1 % 7
Labor Force Participation Rate Mar/21 41.2 % 40.3

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Colombia May/21 15.6 % 15.1
Panama 2020 18.5 % 7.1
Puerto Rico May/21 8.1 % 7
Honduras 2020 10.9 % 5.7
Brazil Apr/21 14.7 % 14.7
Chile May/21 10 % 10.2
Paraguay 4Q/20 7.2 % 8.2
Argentina 1Q/21 10.2 % 11
Canada Jun/21 7.8 % 8.2
Ecuador 4Q/20 6.1 % 8.6
Mexico May/21 4 % 4.7
Peru Jun/21 10.3 % 12
United States Jun/21 5.9 % 5.8
Uruguay May/21 10.2 % 10.2
Jamaica 1Q/21 8.9 % 10.7
Suriname 2020 11.2 % 7.4
Venezuela Dec/18 6.4 % 7.3
Belize 2020 7.8 % 7.7
Cameroon 2020 3.6 % 3.3
Cape Verde 2020 12.3 % 11.3
Cuba 2020 3.87 % 1.2
Dominican Republic 4Q/20 7.4 % 7.1
El Salvador 2020 7 % 6.3
Guyana 2020 15.8 % 11.9
Haiti 2020 14.5 % 13.5
Nicaragua 4Q/20 4.8 % 4.8
Trinidad and Tobago 2Q/19 4.4 % 4