February 18, 2019

Deadline Extension For G.I.V.E. Competition

The deadline for the G.I.V.E. School Competition, being hosted by the Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, has now been extended to Friday, March...

Labour Department – Walk for HIV on Sunday 3rd March, 2019

Over the past decade, the Labour Department has been actively raising HIV awareness and advocating for the protection of the rights of workers, including...

Consultation On New HRD Strategy

The development of a new three-year Human Resource Development (HRD) Strategy by Government will be high on the agenda next week when the Ministry...

Request for Proposals (RFP)

Government of Barbados Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations Request for Proposals (RFP) Consultancy to Evaluate the Implementation and Impact of the Barbados Human Resource Development...

Chief Labour Officer: BECCS Still Has More To Do

Chief Labour Officer, Victor Felix, believes that while the Barbados Employment and Career Counselling Service (BECCS) has delivered on a number of its goals...

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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