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Unemployment Rates

This map shows the percentage of the population that is unemployed in each census tract for the region that includes the Estuario de la Bahía de San Juan, according to the data from the United States Census Bureau.

The unemployment rate in this region is 9%.

The census tracts with higher proportions of unemployment coincide with the ones that have a higher proportion of the population under the poverty line.

The map shows that the largest quantity of people who are unemployed is along the center of the basin and in the eastern and western corners. These census tracts include south Cataño, the north and central area of San Juan, and Loíza.

The only exceptions are the census tracts that are within the island of San Juan, which have a larger population above the poverty line but not higher rates of unemployment.

The municipalities with the highest unemployment rates are Cataño (19%), Loíza (14%), Canóvanas (14%), San Juan (9%), and Carolina (8%). The municipalities that have a higher number of people who are unemployed are San Juan (23,862), Carolina (8,590) and Cataño (3,084).

The information from the census is aggregated following the official administrative divisions of the United States Census Bureau, which have been established according to the level of detail and the geographical scale in which it is desired to work. In the case of Puerto Rico, some of these official divisions are municipalities, neighborhoods, census tracts, and census blocks, among others. Census sectors are delimited by adding small regions that contain a certain homogeneity in their population characteristics, economic status, and living conditions. They are contiguous areas where the main criterion for their definition is that the total population fluctuates around 4,000 people.

Percentage of the unemployed population in the estuary municipalities (%)
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