Unemployment Rate in Puerto Rico is expected to be 9.70 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 9.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Puerto Rico Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 11.40 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.


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Puerto Rico Labour Last Q4/18 Q1/19 Q2/19 Q3/19 2020
Unemployment Rate 8.6 9.7 10 10 9 11.4
Population 3.73 3.45 3.53 3.62 3.7 3.79
Labor Force Participation Rate 40.5 40.6 40.7 40.8 40.52 41
Manufacturing Payrolls 70.7 69 69.2 69.4 70.46 70.5
Non Farm Payrolls 851 848 848 848 848 848
Government Payrolls 208 209 209 209 209 215
Employed Persons 995 999 997 995 995 1000
Employment Rate 37 37 37.2 37.4 36.94 37.4
Unemployed Persons 93 108 110 110 98.05 112