July 5, 2020

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...

Occupational Safety and Health First

Employees, the Safety and Health at Work Act, Cap. 356 remains in effect.   Should you be unsure about the steps that you should take or...

Barbadian Workers Grateful To JW Marriott

Management of the JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa in Ontario is satisfied with the work of 18 Barbadians who have been...

Liaison Office Working To Bring Barbadians Home

Barbados is working assiduously to ensure 18 of its nationals on a government-facilitated workers’ programme in Canada’s hotel sector can return home by the...

Message In Recognition of May Day 2020

As we acknowledge International Workers’ Day 2020, commonly referred to as May Day, we can be sure that this day, May 1, will be...

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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