January 19, 2021

Reminder On Opening of Shops For Upcoming Holidays

The Labour Department, Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, is reminding entities operating under the provisions of the Shops Act – 2015 that...

Entrepreneurship Webinar

Interested in starting your own business?  The Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations (MLSP) in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) wishes to...

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...

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...

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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