October 16, 2019

Labour Department Seminars In November

Members of the public are being urged to sign up for one of two upcoming seminars to be hosted by the Labour Department on Wednesday, November 6 and...

Newly-Launched Productivity Research Institute Timely

The Productivity Research Institute for Development and Entrepreneurship (PRIDE) is precisely the type of response Government welcomes based on its Retooling and Empowering, Retraining...

UN Official Learns About Justice Committee

An insight into the newly-formed Social Justice Committee is what Resident Coordinator with the United Nations (UN) system in Barbados and the OECS, Didier...

Call Continues For Collaborative Approach To Decent Work

The provision of decent employment continues to be high on the agenda of Government. Minister of Labour and Social Partnership, Colin Jordan, reiterated this on...

Call For A United Labour Movement

While Government appreciates the role of the Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB), it is eager to see unity among...

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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