Puerto Rico Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Puerto Rico unemployment rate for 2022 was 5.97%, a 1.93% decline from 2021.
  • Puerto Rico unemployment rate for 2021 was 7.90%, a 0.99% decline from 2020.
  • Puerto Rico unemployment rate for 2020 was 8.89%, a 0.59% increase from 2019.
  • Puerto Rico unemployment rate for 2019 was 8.30%, a 0.9% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
French Polynesia 13.10%
Spain 13.01%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 12.38%
New Caledonia 12.27%
Greece 12.16%
Bahamas 10.06%
Panama 8.79%
Barbados 8.20%
Italy 8.09%
Uruguay 7.84%
Chile 7.78%
France 7.45%
Sweden 7.36%
Brunei 7.20%
Cyprus 6.98%
Channel Islands 6.92%
Finland 6.80%
Croatia 6.75%
Argentina 6.49%
Latvia 6.43%
Guam 6.13%
Slovak Republic 6.09%
Puerto Rico 5.97%
Estonia 5.85%
Portugal 5.78%
Saudi Arabia 5.64%
Belgium 5.63%
Lithuania 5.57%
Canada 5.21%
Hong Kong 5.06%
Austria 4.71%
Luxembourg 4.70%
Ireland 4.36%
Switzerland 4.20%
Slovenia 4.18%
Denmark 4.17%
Trinidad and Tobago 3.98%
Iceland 3.81%
Australia 3.66%
United States 3.61%
United Kingdom 3.57%
Netherlands 3.54%
Israel 3.48%
Hungary 3.42%
New Zealand 3.25%
Norway 3.17%
Germany 2.99%
Malta 2.81%
South Korea 2.79%
Singapore 2.76%
UAE 2.75%
Japan 2.64%
Macao 2.63%
Poland 2.60%
Kuwait 2.48%
Czech Republic 2.37%
Oman 2.33%
Bahrain 1.40%
Qatar 0.10%
Puerto Rico Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2022 5.97% -1.93%
2021 7.90% -0.99%
2020 8.89% 0.59%
2019 8.30% -0.90%
2018 9.20% -1.60%
2017 10.80% -1.00%
2016 11.80% -0.20%
2015 12.00% -1.90%
2014 13.90% -0.40%
2013 14.30% -0.20%
2012 14.50% -1.20%
2011 15.70% -0.40%
2010 16.10% 1.10%
2009 15.00% 3.52%
2008 11.48% 0.55%
2007 10.93% -0.08%
2006 11.01% -0.34%
2005 11.35% 1.04%
2004 10.31% -1.47%
2003 11.78% -0.16%
2002 11.94% 0.54%
2001 11.40% 1.32%
2000 10.08% -1.73%
1999 11.81% -1.65%
1998 13.46% -0.34%
1997 13.80% 0.16%
1996 13.64% -0.29%
1995 13.93% -0.67%
1994 14.60% -2.31%
1993 16.91% -0.02%
1992 16.93% 0.75%
1991 16.18% 0.75%