November 15, 2019

Employment & Career Counselling Outreach

Barbadians will have the opportunity to learn more about the Barbados Employment and Career Counselling Service (BECCS) next week. This is when the department, formerly known as...

Job Readiness Workshop

The Barbados Employment and Career Counselling Service (BECCS) will be hosting a “Job Readiness Workshop” on Thursday, 14th November, 2019 from 9:00am – 1:00pm. ...

Still Inequalities In Gender Pay & Work

While women have made significant strides in Barbados, there are still issues of inequality and inequity, says Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations,...

Government Addressing Workplace Discrimination

Barbados has vowed to work tirelessly on legislation that will address discrimination of all forms in the workplace. The commitment came last Friday at the...

Labour Minister Concerned Over Job Stereotyping

“Does the over-representation of women and men in specific occupational categories represent the lingering effects of society’s stereotyping?” This was a question posed to union...

Barbados Commends ILO On Its Centenary

Barbados, having benefited significantly from its association with the International Labour Organization (ILO), is lauding that organization on marking its 100th anniversary and continuing the thrust for...

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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