March 23, 2019

Career Development Workshop

Registration is requested for unemployed persons interested in attending the “Career Development Workshop for the Unemployed Youth,” to be held Friday, 22nd March, 2019...

National Heroes Day To Be Observed On April 29th

The Ministry wishes to draw your attention to the list of public holidays for the year 2019, where April 28 was listed as National...

Workplace Wellness Policy To Create Productive Environment

Minister of Labour, Colin Jordan, is reminding Barbadians that the aim of any good and just society is to enable an environment where people...

All Urged To Use National Workplace Wellness Policy

A new initiative, rolled out to encourage health and wellness in workplaces across the island, is being recommended to all sectors. It is the National...

Workplaces Can Expect A Visit From Labour Minister

Over the next few months, several workplaces across the island can expect a visit from Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan. This...

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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