Unemployment Rate in Puerto Rico increased to 9 percent in October from 8.20 percent in September of 2019. Unemployment Rate in Puerto Rico averaged 14.86 percent from 1976 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 25.30 percent in January of 1983 and a record low of 7 percent in August of 2019.

Unemployment Rate in Puerto Rico is expected to be 8.70 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in Puerto Rico to stand at 8.30 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Puerto Rico Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 7.60 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Puerto Rico Unemployment Rate
Puerto Rico Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 9.00 8.20 25.30 7.00 percent [+]
Population 3.26 3.37 3.83 2.36 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 95.00 87.00 226.00 76.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 40.50 40.40 49.80 38.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 73.50 73.40 161.60 68.70 Thousand [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 873.60 872.40 1100.80 622.40 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 203.30 202.90 401.90 199.20 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 967.00 975.00 1301.00 929.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 36.80 37.10 44.70 33.50 percent [+]


Puerto Rico Unemployment Rate

Puerto Rico, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides the latest reported value for - Puerto Rico Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Puerto Rico Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
9.00 8.20 25.30 7.00 1976 - 2019 percent Monthly
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South Korea 3.60 Nov/19 3.5
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Germany 3.10 Oct/19 3.1
Japan 2.40 Oct/19 2.4
Singapore 2.30 Sep/19 2.2
Switzerland 2.30 Nov/19 2.2


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