Unemployment Rate in Puerto Rico decreased to 9.10 percent in August from 9.20 percent in July of 2021. source: Departamento del Trabajo y Recursos Humanos, Puerto Rico

Unemployment Rate in Puerto Rico averaged 14.63 percent from 1976 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 25.30 percent in January of 1983 and a record low of 7 percent in August of 2019. 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 - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on October of 2021.

Unemployment Rate in Puerto Rico is expected to be 9.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Puerto Rico Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 8.00 percent in 2022 and 8.10 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Puerto Rico Unemployment Rate

Puerto Rico Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Unemployment Rate 9.10 percent Aug/21 9.20 25.30 7.00
Non Farm Payrolls 854.10 Thousand Aug/21 850.10 1100.80 622.40
Unemployed Persons 88.00 Thousand Jun/21 88.00 226.00 75.00
Manufacturing Payrolls 77.90 Thousand Jun/21 77.60 161.60 67.00
Labor Force Participation Rate 41.50 percent Jun/21 42.10 49.80 38.50
Government Payrolls 197.20 Thousand Jun/21 196.30 401.90 188.90
Employment Rate 38.10 percent Jun/21 38.70 44.70 33.40
Employed Persons 982.00 Thousand Jun/21 999.00 1301.00 928.00

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.