September 25, 2020

Program Extended: More Time To Enroll In Free Learning

In light of the continued global impact of COVID-19, we are pleased to extend the course enrollment period by one month—meaning you now have...

Coursera Workforce Recovery Programme

The Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations (MLSP) in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) has partnered to offer persons who have...

First Certificate Of The Coursera Workforce Recovery Programme

Please join us at the Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, in celebrating Ms. Chantal Ollivierre's achievement in completing the Certificate in Covid-19...

Thousands Enrol In Free Online Programme

Some 3,000 people among the 30,000 Barbadians out of a job in the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, Government job cuts and long-term economic...

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...

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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