April 21, 2019

BECCS Seeking To Recruit Two Specialists

The Barbados Employment and Career Counselling Service (BECCS) is seeking to recruit, a qualified Sustainable Energy Project Development and Gender Specialist and a Knowledge...

Workers Walk & Give To HIV Food Bank

Over the past decade, the Labour Department has been actively raising HIV awareness and advocating for the protection of the rights of workers, including...

White Paper To Inform NGO Legislation

Government is now in possession of a White Paper that will inform the framing of legislation to regulate the operations of non-governmental organizations (NGOs)...

Call For More Companies To Give Internships

When Government rolls out its National First Jobs Programme, the matter of internships and giving people, particularly students and young people, exposure and opportunities to...

Minister Lauds Tech Firm For Workplace Policies

“An eye opener!” That’s what Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan received yesterday, when he visited Hyuna, a work environment he...

Latest Snapshot of the Barbados Labour Market

Statistics Year Total
General Unemployment Rate % 2017 10.0
Youth Unemployment Rate % 2017 29.3
Youth Unemployed Labour Force (000s) 2017 4.1
Unemployed Labour Force (000s) 2017 14.4
Labour Force (000s) 2017 144.3
Youth Labour Force (000s) 2017 14.1
Employed Labour Force (000s) 2017 129.9
Labour Force Participation Rate % 2017 65.4
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