December 14, 2018

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...

Employers Told: Allow Workers To Share Views And Opinions

Employers have been told by Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan, to allow more freedom of expression in the workplace. The call...

Labour Minister Hears NUPW’s Pleas For Better Relations

Better relations with government entities and providing more timely information were requests made by representatives of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) when they met...

Labour Dept Christmas Reminder For Shop Owners

The Labour Department is reminding shop owners and staff, especially in the distributive sector, that there are specific guidelines to be followed for general...

Latest Snapshot of the Barbados Labour Market

Statistics Year Total
General Unemployment Rate % 2017 10.0
Youth Unemployment Rate % 2017 29.3
Adult Population (000s) 2017 220.6
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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