November 14, 2018

BECCS Facilitating Job Seekers

The Barbados Employment and Career Counselling Services (BECCS) is currently facilitating persons seeking employment with Ross University School of Medicine, scheduled to open at the Lloyd...

Employers Urged To Complete Harassment Policy

A clarion call has gone out to this island’s employers to complete their workplace policy statement on sexual harassment, without undue delay. It came last...

Social Partners Support Sexual Harassment Policy

The show of support by the Social Partners at last Friday’s launch of two publications with respect to the island’s Employment Sexual Harassment (Prevention)...

Ministry Wants Feedback On Harassment Act

The Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations is keen on learning about employers’ experiences since the implementation of the Employment Sexual Harassment (Prevention)...

‘Rethinking HR’ Not New To Government

Rethinking HR is not a new phenomenon, but remains a critical topic, especially at this time of our country’s juncture, says Minister of Labour...

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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