May 19, 2019

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...

Occupational Safety and Health Week 2019

The Labour Department will be hosting Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Week from July 13 - 19, 2019. During July 15 - 16 from 8:30...

BECCS Seeking To Recruit Two Specialists

The Barbados Employment and Career Counselling Service (BECCS) is seeking to recruit, a qualified Sustainable Energy Project Development and Gender Specialist and a Knowledge...

Workers Walk & Give To HIV Food Bank

Over the past decade, the Labour Department has been actively raising HIV awareness and advocating for the protection of the rights of workers, including...

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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