June 22, 2021

Message from the Hon. Colin E. Jordan, M.P., Minister of Labour and Social Partnership...

Message from the Hon. Colin E. Jordan, M.P., Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations on World Day Against Child Labour – 12th June 2021   2021 is...

Help Educators Now So They Can Help Build a Better Future of Work, Says...

Education workers need more support if they are to provide the additional learning needed for building a more resilient and sustainable recovery from the...

Frequently Asked Questions Safe Ash Clean Up

Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations (Labour Department) Frequently Asked Questions Safe Ash Clean Up After the recent ash fall from the eruption of the La...

World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2021

The World Day for Safety and Health at Work (Safe Day) is celebrated annually on 28 April to promote the prevention of occupational accidents...

Commonwealth of Learning (COL) – Skills Online for Work Udemy Scholarship

The Commonwealth of Learning in partnership with the Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, invites eligible Barbadian citizens to apply for the COL...

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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