February 28, 2020

Early Closure Of Labour Ministry’s Offices February 28

The offices of the Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations at the Warrens Office Complex, Warrens, St. Michael, will close at 1:00 p.m. on...

UK Farm Labour Programme Will Benefit Many Barbadians

By April 2020, 50 Barbadians will be off to the United Kingdom (UK) to work in the first ever UK Farm Labour Programme Barbados...

Labour Ministry’s Relationship Thrust Praised By G4S

The Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations has been lauded for its recent handling of issues related to G4S. The praise came from G4S’...


Message by the Honourable Colin E. Jordan, M.P. Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations on World Day of Social Justice – “Closing the...

CARICOM Administrative Tribunal Welcomed

Barbados welcomes the establishment of the Caribbean Community Administrative Tribunal (CCAT) with its independent judges and its capacity to protect workers. This was the message...

Labour Minister Touts Social Justice Committee

This island’s Social Justice Committee was held up by Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan, as a possible model for non-governmental...

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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