January 16, 2019

Labour Force Sample Survey Restarts On Monday

The public is advised that officers will be back in the field from Monday, January 14, taking information for the Continuous Labour Force Sample...

Job Opportunities For Nurses

The Barbados Employment and Career Counselling Service (BECCS) will be facilitating interviews for nurses next month, which will be undertaken by recruiters from WE...

Occupational Safety & Health Seminar Jan. 30

Occupational safety and health in the workplace will be the focus of a half-day seminar to be held on January 30, 2019, by the...

Social Partnership Pleased With Gov’t’s Progress

Members of the Social Partnership have expressed satisfaction with the progress Barbados has made so far under the Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation (BERT) programme. Stakeholders...

Minister’s Assurance For Retrenched Persons

Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan, has given the assurance that persons interested in employment overseas will be facilitated. He was speaking...

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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