Peru - Primary Industries Employment

Peru: Primary Industries Employment

Mnemonic EPRI.IPER
Unit Ths. #
Annual 1.48 %
Data 2021 4,989
2020 4,916

Series Information

Source National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI)
Release National Household Survey
Frequency Annual
Start Date 12/31/2001
End Date 12/31/2021

Peru: Labor

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Unemployment Rate Feb 2023 7.3 8 3months moving avg., NSA Monthly
Labor Force Jan 2023 5,537 5,473 Ths. # 3-mo MA, NSA Monthly
Labor Force Employment Jan 2023 5,093 5,084 Ths. # 3-mo MA, NSA Monthly
Total Employment Jan 2023 5,093 5,084 Ths. # 3-mo MA, NSA Monthly
Primary Industries Employment 2021 4,989 4,916 Ths. # Annual
Wage & Salaries 2020 218,619 240,913 Mil. PEN, NSA Annual
Unemployment Apr 2020 360.7 406.2 Ths., NSA Monthly
Agriculture Employment 2017 5,088,095 4,974,987 # Annual

Release Information

For Peru, labor force status measures and employment share by industry.

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). The dataset includes economically active population, employed population, unemployed population, unemployment rate, and share employed by industry.

  • Industry classification: CIIU Rev. 4
  • Measurement:
    • Thousands of persons (Ths. #)
    • Percentage (%)
    • Percentage of total employment (%)
  • Adjustment: Not applicable
  • Native frequency: Annual
  • Start date: As early as 2004
  • Concepts: 21
  • Geos:
    • Country
    • Departments (IPER_^^^^)
    • Capital: Province and region of Lima (IPER_LIM and IPER_LXLI)
  • Do all concept-geos exist? Yes

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 available for Peru and its 25 departments. INEI also provides data for the Province of Lima and the Region of Lima.