August 3, 2020

Employability Project

The Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) has partnered to offer persons who have become...

UN Views Employability Project As Timely

United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator for Barbados and the OECS, Didier Trebucq, has described Government’s Employability Project, launched on Wednesday via Zoom, as both...

Employability Project Fits ILO Policy Framework

Government’s Employability Project fits well within the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) policy framework, says ILO Deputy Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean,...

New Project Will Equip Barbadians Post COVID-19

Workers, businesses, and organisations must be equipped to take advantage of opportunities when Barbados emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.  Minister of Labour and Social Partnership...

Barbadians Urged To Register For Employability Project

“Register and participate” were the words of encouragement by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Dr. Karen Best, to...

Barbados Marks World Day Against Child Labour June 12

Barbados joins with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the rest of the world in commemorating World Day Against Child Labour today Friday, June...

Latest Snapshot of the Barbados Labour Market

Statistics Year Total
General Unemployment Rate % 2018 9.7
Youth Unemployment Rate % 2017 29.3
Youth Unemployed Labour Force (000s) 2017 4.1
Unemployed Labour Force (000s) 2018 13.6
Labour Force (000s) 2018 139.7
Youth Labour Force (000s) 2017 14.1
Employed Labour Force (000s) 2018 126.2
Labour Force Participation Rate % 2018 63.6
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