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Apr
18

County Employment and Wages in Puerto Rico — Third Quarter 2018

Employment in Puerto Rico’s only large county, the municipio of San Juan, increased 1.3 percent from September 2017 to September 2018.

May
17

Occupational Employment and Wages in Aguadilla-Isabela — May 2017

Workers in the Aguadilla-Isabela Metropolitan Statistical Area had an average (mean) hourly wage of $12.96 in May 2017, about 47 percent below the U.S. average

May
17

Occupational Employment and Wages in Ponce — May 2017

Workers in the Ponce Metropolitan Statistical Area had an average (mean) hourly wage of $12.49 in May 2017, about 49 percent below the U.S. average.

Puerto Rico Economy at a Glance:

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Labor Force Data

Civilian Labor Force(1)

(2)1,078.6 (2)1,079.1 1,073.7 1,070.6 1,068.8 1,070.1

Employment(1)

(2)987.6 (2)987.5 983.6 979.2 975.2 977.3

Unemployment(1)

(2)90.9 (2)91.6 90.1 91.4 93.6 92.8

Unemployment Rate(3)

(2)8.4 (2)8.5 8.4 8.5 8.8 8.7

Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment

Total Nonfarm(4)

867.3 871.7 872.1 873.4 873.0 (p)873.1

12-month % change

3.5 2.2 2.6 2.2 2.1 (p)2.1

Mining, Logging, and Construction(4)

26.8 27.5 27.8 27.8 27.6 (p)27.8

12-month % change

17.5 18.0 15.4 14.9 10.0 (p)11.6

Manufacturing(4)

72.7 72.7 72.6 72.6 72.6 (p)72.5

12-month % change

5.2 4.3 3.0 2.7 2.1 (p)1.4

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities(4)

170.7 170.9 171.1 171.0 170.7 (p)170.3

12-month % change

9.7 7.6 5.8 4.8 4.1 (p)2.8

Information(4)

17.5 17.8 17.7 17.5 17.6 (p)17.6

12-month % change

3.6 6.0 5.4 4.2 4.8 (p)6.7

Financial Activities(4)

42.4 42.6 42.6 42.8 42.7 (p)43.1

12-month % change

1.9 2.7 2.9 3.9 3.1 (p)4.4

Professional & Business Services(4)

122.4 124.6 124.3 124.2 124.9 (p)124.5

12-month % change

4.9 1.0 4.2 1.8 2.7 (p)2.0

Education & Health Services(4)

117.5 118.4 118.9 119.2 118.8 (p)118.7

12-month % change

4.1 3.1 4.4 4.3 3.9 (p)4.2

Leisure & Hospitality(4)

77.0 76.9 77.6 78.2 78.1 (p)78.0

12-month % change

8.6 3.8 7.2 6.4 5.4 (p)6.8

Other Services(4)

17.8 17.7 17.6 17.6 17.6 (p)17.6

12-month % change

6.0 4.1 2.9 2.9 2.9 (p)2.9

Government(4)

202.5 202.6 201.9 202.5 202.4 (p)203.0

12-month % change

-5.6 -5.2 -5.2 -4.1 -3.5 (p)-2.9

Footnotes
(1) Number of persons, in thousands, seasonally adjusted.
(2) Reflects new population controls and a new seasonal adjustment procedure.
(3) In percent, seasonally adjusted.
(4) 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 May 2019
New York-New Jersey - Employment Cost Index Benefits, Pay Table May 2019
County Employment and Wages in Puerto Rico — Third Quarter 2018 Employment, Pay News Release Apr 2019
Occupational Employment and Wages in San Juan-Carolina-Caguas — May 2016 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2017
Occupational Employment and Wages in Ponce — May 2017 Employment, Pay News Release May 2018
Occupational Employment and Wages in Aguadilla-Isabela — May 2017 Employment, Pay News Release May 2018
San Juan Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary May 2019
Ponce Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary May 2019
Aguadilla Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary May 2019