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News Releases:
Jun
17
Occupational Employment and Wages in Ponce — May 2021

Workers in the Ponce, PR Metropolitan Statistical Area had an average hourly wage of $12.75 in May 2021, 54 percent below the United States average.

May
05
Municipio Employment and Wages in Puerto Rico — Third Quarter 2021

Employment in Puerto Rico’s only large municipio, San Juan, increased 6.4 percent from September 2020 to September 2021.

Jun
11
Occupational Employment and Wages in San Juan-Carolina-Caguas — May 2020

Workers in the San Juan-Carolina-Caguas, PR Metropolitan Statistical Area had an average (mean) hourly wage of $15.33 in May 2020, about 43 percent below the United States average of $27.07

Puerto Rico Economy at a Glance:
Puerto Rico
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Labor Force Data

Civilian Labor Force(1)

1,209.9 1,215.1 1,216.6 1,215.2 1,209.5 1,199.7

Employment(1)

1,123.5 1,132.1 1,136.9 1,137.6 1,134.1 1,126.4

Unemployment(1)

86.4 83.1 79.7 77.6 75.4 73.3

Unemployment Rate(2)

7.1 6.8 6.5 6.4 6.2 6.1

Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment

Total Nonfarm(3)

900.2 906.2 910.2 914.2 916.6 (p)912.9

12-month % change

5.4 6.0 5.7 5.6 6.1 (p)4.8

Mining, Logging, and Construction(3)

31.3 31.5 31.5 31.6 31.7 (p)31.7

12-month % change

9.8 9.8 7.5 9.7 10.1 (p)8.9

Manufacturing(3)

80.4 81.7 82.5 82.8 82.8 (p)83.4

12-month % change

6.1 8.1 7.7 7.8 8.5 (p)8.3

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities(3)

183.3 184.2 184.0 183.7 183.3 (p)184.4

12-month % change

8.3 8.2 6.9 5.9 5.0 (p)4.1

Information(3)

15.4 15.4 15.4 15.4 15.3 (p)15.3

12-month % change

2.7 2.7 4.8 0.7 0.7 (p)4.1

Financial Activities(3)

44.7 44.9 45.1 45.3 45.7 (p)45.8

12-month % change

2.8 2.5 3.2 3.2 3.9 (p)3.9

Professional & Business Services(3)

132.8 135.0 136.7 139.0 141.0 (p)141.2

12-month % change

7.1 8.6 9.0 9.7 11.4 (p)9.6

Education & Health Services(3)

116.9 117.0 117.6 117.8 118.0 (p)118.5

12-month % change

3.1 3.9 4.4 4.4 4.3 (p)3.9

Leisure & Hospitality(3)

83.4 84.5 85.1 86.0 86.4 (p)86.7

12-month % change

17.8 17.9 16.6 15.0 16.4 (p)15.4

Other Services(3)

18.0 17.9 17.9 17.9 17.8 (p)17.8

12-month % change

5.3 4.1 4.1 3.5 2.9 (p)2.9

Government(3)

194.0 194.1 194.4 194.7 194.6 (p)188.1

12-month % change

-1.4 -1.0 -1.0 -0.5 0.2 (p)-3.0

Footnotes
(1) Number of persons, in thousands, seasonally adjusted.
(2) In percent, seasonally adjusted.
(3) Number of jobs, in thousands, seasonally adjusted.
(p) Preliminary

Title BLS Subject Product Type Date Published
New York-New Jersey - Labor Force Statistics Employment, Unemployment Table Aug 2022
New York-New Jersey - Employment Cost Index Benefits, Pay Table Aug 2022
Municipio Employment and Wages in Puerto Rico — Third Quarter 2021 Employment, Pay News Release May 2022
Occupational Employment and Wages in San Juan-Carolina-Caguas — May 2020 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2021
Occupational Employment and Wages in Ponce — May 2021 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2022
Occupational Employment and Wages in Aguadilla-Isabela — May 2017 Employment, Pay News Release May 2018
San Juan Area Economic Summary (PDF)
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Jul 2022
Ponce Area Economic Summary (PDF)
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Jul 2022
Aguadilla Area Economic Summary (PDF)
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Jul 2022