Research Data Tools

The Research and Policy Department produces maps, charts, data sets, infographics, and other visual resources as part of our commitment to make complex research and data accessible to a wider audience. Explore these platforms, take advantage of the open data access they provide, and helps us bring more informed policy making to Puerto Rico.  

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Dashboard

The Federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, was the key component of the fiscal stimulus put into effect by the U.S. Congress to address the COVID-19 induced economic shock.

The Small Business Administration (SBA) published data on detailed information about each loan for the 50 states D.C., and the 5 U.S. territories, including Puerto Rico, which the FOMB Research and Policy Department extracted and cleaned in order to feed this dashboard. This dashboard allows users to visualize the federal PPP data by municipality and by industry.

For more on the data and the methodology used to produce these estimates please refer to Annex 1 on page 20 here

Business Activity Dashboard

Visualizing business activity at the geographical and industry level is crucial to identify business opportunity areas and targeting stimulus funds so that they are received by those businesses that need it most. This dashboard allows users to visualize how the business activity has changed over the last few years in their municipality and industry of choice. It also allows for the visualization of the industrial composition of all the municipalities in Puerto Rico. The source of the data feeding the dashboard is the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Civil Service Reform - Employee Profile

To better understand the current characteristics of the civil service in Puerto Rico, the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico requested detailed information about government employees from the Office of the Administration and Transformation of Human Resources (OATRH), the government’s central personnel management agency.

The employee data was collected in the fiscal year 2019 and includes details like salary, age, and education of employees at 58 government agencies. The OATRH sample excluded rank positions (i.e., police, firemen), school-level positions (i.e. teachers, lunchroom staff) and public health employees at hospitals (i.e. doctors, nurses). For more information about the data, download the file on the left.