June 17, 2019

World Day Against Child Labour – June 12th 2019

Today, June 12th 2019, Barbados and the international community observes World Day Against Child Labour under the theme ‘Children shouldn’t work in fields, but...

Ministry Committed To Preventing Child Labour

While child labour has not been a problem in Barbados, Government does not ever want to see it occurring. This is clearly implied in the...

Tourism Training Effort Praised For Potential Benefits

Government understands tourism will lead Barbados out of its current economic challenges, and as such, supports programmes which train and educate those in the...

Barbados’ Role In ILO Recognised

Barbados has come in for praise for its work with the International Labour Office (ILO) over the years. The plaudits came on Tuesday as ILO’s...

Region Must Recognise Changing World Of Work

For the Caribbean to be competitive in the global arena, it must be aware of how the world of work is changing.  This was underscored...

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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