July 17, 2019

Assessing Risk Critical To Workplace

Employers must uphold their statutory duty of assessing risks in the workplace, regardless of the hazards present. This was a key message sent today by...

Future Work Will Present Challenges & Opportunities

Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan, believes the future of work in Barbados will present both challenges and opportunities. He made this...

Jordan: Future Of Work Bright For Barbados

“The future of work is bright!”  says Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan. This was his emphatic conclusion, last Saturday, as he...

Focus On Psychosocial Hazards

Advancements in technology, skills, and work methods are bringing with them an increasing awareness of the possible psychosocial hazards that can arise in the...

Occupational Safety & Health Workshops At Accra

Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Week will be observed in Barbados from Saturday, July 13, to Friday, July 19. As part of the activities to...

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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