Peru - Primary Industries Employment

Peru: Primary Industries Employment

Mnemonic EPRI.IPER
Unit Ths. #
Annual 0.22 %
Data 2016 4,292
2015 4,283

Series Information

Source National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI)
Release National Household Survey
Frequency Annual
Start Date 12/31/2001
End Date 12/31/2016

Peru: Labor

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Unemployment Rate Aug 2019 5.8 6 3months moving avg., NSA Monthly
Labor Force Jul 2019 5,163 5,303 Ths., NSA Monthly
Labor Force Employment Jul 2019 4,924 4,970 Ths., NSA Monthly
Total Employment Jul 2019 4,924 4,970 Ths., NSA Monthly
Unemployment Jul 2019 239.67 332.85 Ths., NSA Monthly
Agriculture Employment 2017 5,088,095 4,974,987 # Annual
Wage & Salaries 2017 215,487 203,843 Mil. PEN, NSA Annual
Primary Industries Employment 2016 4,292 4,283 Ths. # Annual

Release Information

The National Institute of Statistics and Informatics - Peru (INEI) reports annual employment figures by industry. Figures are in thousands and are not seasonally adjusted (NSA). 

Industries are categorized by the ISIC Rev. 4 standards. The data set includes total employment in the construction, agriculture, manufacturing, trade, and transport and communication industries. 

The economically active population (EAP) is includes all residents at least 14 years of age that offer labor and are available for the production of goods or services during the reference period. The PEA includes persons who, during the period reference were working (employed) or looking actively work (unemployed).

The economically inactive population (PEI) are those of working age who are not involved in the labor market. That is, they do not perform or seek any economic activity. The PEI is comprised of students, retired or pensioners, rentiers, people dedicated to chores household, and the elderly. This name is used interchangeably with population economically not Activa. In PEI can distinguish two groups: Inactive willing to work (Hidden Unemployment) and Inactive without desire to work (Inactive Plenary).

The underemployed is defined as those people whose occupation is inadequate with respect to certain standards such as income level, the use of grades, productivity of labor and hours worked There is no international uniformity regarding the classification of underemployment. Even some countries not quantified, but looking to get indicators additional place to capture the situation employment. Generally two types of underemployment are presented: the visible underemployment, reflecting a failure in the volume of employment (part-time work) and invisible underemployment, characterized by low incomes received by workers.

Unemployment is considered open to the situation of lack Total working. In this regard, the official definition international (ILO, 1983), is based on three concepts be followed simultaneously during the period of reference, which generally is the week prior to the survey:

  •     Unemployed, ie not having paid employment or self-employment.
  •     Currently available for work.
  •     In search of employment, ie, have taken steps concrete to look for a job.

Active steps to seek employment include: registration at placement public or private, direct applications to employers, measures in workplaces (factories, public, private, institutions read ads in newspapers and seek or provide answers to job offers, attending interview, and asking friend/family for help in search of a job. 

Data is subject to revisions.

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