Peru - Labor Force

Peru: Labor Force

Mnemonic LBF.IPER
Unit Ths., NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Monthly 23.22 %
Data Apr 2020 4,015
Mar 2020 5,230

Series Information

Source Central Reserve Bank of Peru (BCRP)
Release Labor Force Survey
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 3/31/2001
End Date 4/30/2020

Peru: Labor

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Unemployment Rate May 2020 13.1 9 3months moving avg., NSA Monthly
Labor Force Apr 2020 4,015 5,230 Ths., NSA Monthly
Labor Force Employment Apr 2020 3,654 4,824 Ths., NSA Monthly
Total Employment Apr 2020 3,654 4,824 Ths., NSA Monthly
Unemployment Apr 2020 360.7 406.2 Ths., NSA Monthly
Primary Industries Employment 2018 4,341 4,266 Ths. # Annual
Wage & Salaries 2018 227,640 214,905 Mil. PEN, NSA Annual
Agriculture Employment 2017 5,088,095 4,974,987 # 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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