January 23, 2020

Chief Labour Officer Soon To Retire

Chief Labour Officer (CLO), Victor Felix, is no longer at the helm of the Labour Department. Having spent his last day on the job on...

Workers Encouraged To Be Ambassadors In Canada

Barbadians who journey to Canada to work in the Seasonal Agricultural Workers’ Programme or Temporary Farm Workers’ Programme have been encouraged to continue being...

Benefits From Canadian Workers Programme Welcomed

Government welcomes the myriad benefits which Barbadians bring annually from working on Canadian farm labour programmes. Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan,...

Training Continues For Job Start Plus Initiative

The second week of the pilot training for Government’s Job Start Plus Initiative will be conducted from Monday, January 20, to Friday, January 24,...

ILO Convention and Recommendation on Violence and Harassment at Work

During the 108th (Centenary) Session of the International Labour Conference, held in Geneva, Switzerland from 10th to 21st June, 2019, two instruments and one...

Government Looking To Partner With Rotarians

Government is looking to better facilitate the Third Sector this year through reaching out to established charities such as the Rotary Club of Barbados,...

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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