|Adjustments||Not Seasonally Adjusted|
|Unemployment Rate||Apr 2019||7.3||8.2||3months moving avg., NSA||Monthly|
|Labor Force||Mar 2019||5,275||5,319||Ths., NSA||Monthly|
|Labor Force Employment||Mar 2019||4,880||4,842||Ths., NSA||Monthly|
|Total Employment||Mar 2019||4,880||4,842||Ths., NSA||Monthly|
|Unemployment||Mar 2019||394.51||476.42||Ths., NSA||Monthly|
|Wage & Salaries||2017||215,487||203,843||Mil. PEN, NSA||Annual|
|Primary Industries Employment||2016||4,292||4,283||Ths. #||Annual|
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.