Peru - Labor Force

Peru: Labor Force

Mnemonic LBF.IPER
Unit Ths., NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Monthly 0.73 %
Data Sep 2019 5,276
Aug 2019 5,238

Series Information

Source Central Reserve Bank of Peru (BCRP)
Release Labor Force Survey
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 3/31/2001
End Date 9/30/2019

Peru: Labor

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Labor Force Sep 2019 5,276 5,238 Ths., NSA Monthly
Labor Force Employment Sep 2019 4,957 4,896 Ths., NSA Monthly
Total Employment Sep 2019 4,957 4,896 Ths., NSA Monthly
Unemployment Sep 2019 319.91 342.52 Ths., NSA Monthly
Unemployment Rate Sep 2019 5.8 5.8 3months moving avg., NSA Monthly
Agriculture Employment 2017 5,088,095 4,974,987 # Annual
Primary Industries Employment 2017 4,266 4,292 Ths. # Annual
Wage & Salaries 2017 215,487 203,843 Mil. PEN, NSA Annual

Release Information

The Central Reserve Bank of Peru (BCRP) reports monthly employment data. The data set includes number of employed and unemployed persons, average monthly income, and rates. Figures are based 1997 = 100 and are not seasonally adjusted (NSA). 

BCRP obtains the data from the Permanent Survey of Employment (EPE) conducted by the National Institute of Statistics and Information (INEI). The survey samples the same 1,600 households in the metropolitan area of Lima and Callao each month. The EPE reports information on employment based on economic activity, occupational category, company size, and demographic information. Unemployment information is reported by age, gender, and level of education. Manufacturing, trade, and service sectors are included in the employment data. 

Estimates are made according to international standards of the International Labor Organization (ILO). An employed person is 14 years or older who worked at least 15 hours of paid in the week prior to the survey. Employed persons also include self-employed workers, those on temporary leave from work (vacation, illness, injury, strike), and members of the armed forces or clergy. An unemployed person is 14 years or older who did not work in the week prior to the survey, but were seeking work for pay. 

Data is preliminary when first released and is subject to revisions. 

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