|Unit||Ths. # 3-mo MA, NSA|
|Adjustments||Not Seasonally Adjusted|
|Unemployment Rate||May 2021||12||15.1||3months moving avg., NSA||Monthly|
|Labor Force||Apr 2021||4,841||4,859||Ths. # 3-mo MA, NSA||Monthly|
|Labor Force Employment||Apr 2021||4,109||4,117||Ths. # 3-mo MA, NSA||Monthly|
|Total Employment||Apr 2021||4,109||4,117||Ths. # 3-mo MA, NSA||Monthly|
|Unemployment||Apr 2020||360.7||406.2||Ths., NSA||Monthly|
|Wage & Salaries||2019||236,252||227,640||Mil. PEN, NSA||Annual|
|Primary Industries Employment||2018||4,341||4,266||Ths. #||Annual|
The Central Reserve Bank of Peru (BCRP) reports monthly employment data for Lima, the national capital: Count of employed and unemployed persons, average monthly income, and rates.
BCRP obtains the data from the Permanent Survey of Employment (EPE) conducted by the National Institute of Statistics and Information (INEI). Data is now presented as a 3-month moving average. Data used to be presented as a monthly average.
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.