Puerto Rico Unemployment Rate

Unemployment Rate in Puerto Rico decreased to 15 percent in February of 2014 from 15.20 percent in January of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Puerto Rico is reported by the Government Development Bank for Puerto Rico. Unemployment Rate in Puerto Rico averaged 15.41 Percent from 1976 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 24 Percent in February of 1983 and a record low of 9.70 Percent in September of 2000. 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 - Puerto Rico Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-18

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
15.00 15.20 24.00 9.70 14.90 | 2014/06 1976 - 2014 Percent Monthly

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Puerto Rico Unemployment Rate
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Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Population 3.67 2012-12-31 3.69 3.83 2.36 3.63 2014-06-30 Million [+]
Unemployment Rate 15.00 2014-02-15 15.20 24.00 9.70 14.90 2014-06-30 Percent [+]
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Unemployment Rate | Notes
The unemployment rate can be defined as the number of people actively looking for a job divided by the labour force. Changes in unemployment depend mostly on inflows made up of non-employed people starting to look for jobs, of employed people who lose their jobs and look for new ones and of people who stop looking for employment.


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