Unemployment Rate in Peru decreased to 7.80 percent in the three months to December 2021. It is the lowest reading reading since the three months to March 2020. source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática (INEI)

Unemployment Rate in Peru averaged 8.20 percent from 2001 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 16.50 percent in September of 2020 and a record low of 5.60 percent in December of 2012. This page provides - Peru Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Peru Unemployment Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2022.

Unemployment Rate in Peru is expected to be 8.90 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Peru Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 8.00 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Peru Unemployment Rate


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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7.80 9.10 16.50 5.60 2001 - 2021 percent Monthly

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-12-15 03:15 PM Nov 9.1% 9.6% 9.6%
2022-01-17 04:00 PM Dec 7.8% 9.1% 8.5%
2022-02-15 03:30 PM Jan 7.8%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 7.80 9.10 percent Dec/21
Employed Persons 4909.30 4812.80 Thousand Dec/21
Unemployed Persons 417.20 481.40 Thousand Dec/21
Employment Rate 92.20 90.90 percent Dec/21