Unemployment Rate in Puerto Rico decreased to 8.30 percent in October from 8.60 percent in September of 2018. Unemployment Rate in Puerto Rico averaged 13.11 percent from 1990 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 18.40 percent in August of 1993 and a record low of 8.30 percent in October of 2018.

Unemployment Rate in Puerto Rico is expected to be 7.80 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 7.10 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Puerto Rico Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 7.30 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Puerto Rico Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 8.30 8.60 18.40 8.30 percent [+]
Population 3.73 3.47 3.83 2.36 Million [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 40.50 40.40 49.80 38.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 70.70 69.80 161.60 69.50 Thousand [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 853.50 850.60 1100.80 826.70 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 208.00 207.20 401.90 205.90 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 995.00 988.00 1301.00 935.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 37.00 36.70 44.70 33.50 percent [+]
Unemployed Persons 93.00 99.00 226.00 93.00 Thousand [+]


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 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8.30 8.60 18.40 8.30 1990 - 2018 percent Monthly
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