Unemployment Rate in Peru decreased to 6.50 percent in January from 6.70 percent in December of 2018. Unemployment Rate in Peru averaged 7.85 percent from 2001 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 13 percent in January of 2005 and a record low of 5.60 percent in December of 2012.

Unemployment Rate in Peru is expected to be 6.60 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in Peru to stand at 7.20 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Peru Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 8.20 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-11-15 02:00 PM Unemployment Rate 6.4% 6.2% 6.4%
2018-12-14 01:55 PM Unemployment Rate 6.2% 6.4% 6.5%
2019-01-15 02:00 PM Unemployment Rate 6.7% 6.2% 6.30%
2019-02-15 02:10 PM Unemployment Rate 6.5% 6.7% 6.60%
2019-03-15 02:10 PM Unemployment Rate 6.5% 6.60%
2019-04-16 01:45 PM Unemployment Rate 6.60%
2019-05-15 02:10 PM Unemployment Rate 7.00%


Peru Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.50 6.70 13.00 5.60 percent [+]
Employed Persons 4934.50 4982.50 4982.50 3413.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 341.70 325.20 471.10 269.30 Thousand [+]
Wages 1730.34 1693.40 1877.35 732.14 PEN/Month [+]
Minimum Wages 930.00 930.00 930.00 1.00 PEN/Month [+]
Population 31.83 31.49 31.83 9.93 Million [+]
Wages High Skilled 3830.00 4190.00 4190.00 3690.00 PEN/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1250.00 1200.00 1250.00 1120.00 PEN/Month [+]
Living Wage Family 1710.00 1710.00 1710.00 1710.00 PEN/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 995.00 995.00 995.00 995.00 PEN/Month [+]
Employment Rate 93.50 93.90 94.60 88.70 percent [+]


Peru Unemployment Rate

In Peru, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides - Peru Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Peru Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.50 6.70 13.00 5.60 2001 - 2019 percent Monthly




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Russia 4.90 Jan/19
South Korea 4.40 Jan/19
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China 3.80 Dec/18
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Mexico 3.40 Dec/18
Germany 3.30 Dec/18
Switzerland 2.80 Jan/19
Japan 2.40 Dec/18
Singapore 2.20 Dec/18


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