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News Releases:
Jun
28
Municipio Employment and Wages in Puerto Rico — Fourth Quarter 2023

Employment in Puerto Rico’s only large municipio, San Juan, increased 0.8 percent from December 2022 to December 2023.

Jun
28
Occupational Employment and Wages in Ponce — May 2023

Workers in the Ponce, PR Metropolitan Statistical Area had an average (mean) hourly wage of $14.24 in May 2023, compared to the nationwide average of $31.48.

Jul
19
Occupational Employment and Wages in Aguadilla-Isabela — May 2022

Workers in the Aguadilla-Isabela Metropolitan Statistical Area had an average (mean) hourly wage of $13.86 in May 2022, 53 percent below the U.S. average.

Puerto Rico Economy at a Glance:
Puerto Rico
Data Series Back
Data
Dec
2023
Jan
2024
Feb
2024
Mar
2024
Apr
2024
May
2024

Labor Force Data

Civilian Labor Force(1)

(r)1,212.5 1,216.2 1,216.7 1,215.0 1,211.1 1,206.8

Employment(1)

(r)1,143.7 1,147.2 1,146.7 1,144.6 1,140.2 1,136.4

Unemployment(1)

(r)68.8 69.1 69.9 70.5 70.8 70.3

Unemployment Rate(2)

(r)5.7 5.7 5.7 5.8 5.8 5.8

Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment

Total Nonfarm(3)

950.4 956.9 957.2 958.5 958.6 (p)959.3

12-month % change

0.6 2.7 2.4 2.1 2.0 (p)1.8

Mining, Logging, and Construction(3)

36.1 36.1 36.2 36.1 36.3 (p)36.5

12-month % change

3.4 4.9 4.6 3.4 3.1 (p)3.4

Manufacturing(3)

83.9 84.7 84.2 84.4 85.2 (p)84.8

12-month % change

0.8 3.2 1.9 1.7 2.3 (p)1.8

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities(3)

187.8 189.3 188.9 189.4 189.2 (p)189.5

12-month % change

0.8 2.5 2.1 1.8 1.6 (p)1.7

Information(3)

13.8 13.7 13.8 13.8 13.9 (p)13.9

12-month % change

-10.4 -13.3 -11.5 -11.0 -10.3 (p)-10.9

Financial Activities(3)

47.4 47.6 48.1 48.2 48.3 (p)48.2

12-month % change

-2.5 1.3 2.1 1.9 2.3 (p)1.9

Professional & Business Services(3)

139.4 141.7 140.3 140.6 140.0 (p)140.6

12-month % change

-4.1 1.8 0.5 0.5 -0.1 (p)-0.1

Education & Health Services(3)

125.4 125.4 126.2 126.5 127.2 (p)127.3

12-month % change

2.5 2.9 3.2 3.3 3.7 (p)3.4

Leisure & Hospitality(3)

97.2 97.7 98.0 98.2 97.6 (p)98.4

12-month % change

6.3 8.9 8.4 5.7 7.0 (p)7.2

Other Services(3)

19.0 19.0 19.1 19.1 19.1 (p)19.1

12-month % change

-0.5 0.5 1.6 1.1 1.1 (p)1.1

Government(3)

200.4 201.7 202.4 202.2 201.8 (p)201.0

12-month % change

1.4 1.7 1.9 2.0 1.1 (p)0.8

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

Title BLS Subject Product Type Date Published
Municipio Employment and Wages in Puerto Rico — Fourth Quarter 2023 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2024
Occupational Employment and Wages in San Juan-Carolina-Caguas — May 2020 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2021
Occupational Employment and Wages in Ponce — May 2023 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2024
Occupational Employment and Wages in Aguadilla-Isabela — May 2022 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2023
San Juan Area Economic Summary (PDF)
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Jul 2024
Ponce Area Economic Summary (PDF)
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Jul 2024
Aguadilla Area Economic Summary (PDF)
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Jul 2024