December 12, 2019

Training On For ‘Job Start Plus Programme’

Over 50 youth, between ages 16 and 24, stand to benefit from training being provided by the Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations...

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...

Appeal For More Employers For Job Start Plus

Government is appealing to employers to continue to come forward and aid its Job Start Plus Initiative that targets the youth. The call came yesterday...

Government Not Giving Up On Unemployed Youth

Government will not be giving up on its unemployed youth! This was emphasized today by Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan, at...

Civil Society Project Endorsed By Labour Ministry

A joint project between the European Union (EU) and the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) has gained the support of the Ministry of Labour and Social...

Employers Needed For Job Start Plus Initiative

Government, through the Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, is set to roll out the Job Start Plus Initiative, which is one aspect of...

Barbados Exploring UK Farm Labour Possibilities

Government may soon be exploring opportunities for Barbadians to work in the United Kingdom’s (UK) Farm Labour Programme. This was alluded to by Minister of...

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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