April 13, 2021

Commonwealth of Learning (COL) – Skills Online for Work Udemy Scholarship

The Commonwealth of Learning in partnership with the Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, invites eligible Barbadian citizens to apply for the COL...

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO MAKE A MINIMUM WAGE ORDER

The public is advised that, under the Minimum Wage Act 2017-4, it is the intention of the Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations...

NACOSH and Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations Celebrate International Women’s Day 2021

Everyday in various workplaces, there are dedicated women leaders blazing a trail of continuous improvement in occupational safety and health. Today, the National Advisory Committee...

World Day of Social Justice

MESSAGE BY THE HONOURABLE COLIN E. JORDAN M.P. MINISTER OF LABOUR AND SOCIAL PARTNERSHIP RELATIONS TO MARK WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE FEBRUARY 20, 2021   Today, Barbados joins...

Reminder On Opening of Shops For Upcoming Holidays

The Labour Department, Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, is reminding entities operating under the provisions of the Shops Act – 2015 that...

Entrepreneurship Webinar

Interested in starting your own business?  The Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations (MLSP) in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) wishes to...

Program Extended: More Time To Enroll In Free Learning

In light of the continued global impact of COVID-19, we are pleased to extend the course enrollment period by one month—meaning you now have...

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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