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Snapshots of the Barbados Labour Market (2003 - 2014)

 

ANNUAL 2014

male

Male

female

Female

total

Total

Adult Population (000’s) 106.3 116.4 222.7
Labour Force (000’s) 72.0 70.3 142.3
Employed Labour Force (000’s) 63.5 61.3 124.8
Labour Force Participation Rate (%) 67.7 60.4 63.9
General Unemployment Rate (%) 11.8 12.8 12.3
Youth Unemployment Rate (%) 28.9 39.2 33.7

 

ANNUAL 2013

male

Male

female

Female

total

Total

Adult Population (000’s) 101.3 112.9 214.2
Labour Force (000’s) 72.9 70.0 142.9
Employed Labour Force (000’s) 64.4 61.9 126.2
Labour Force Participation Rate (%) 72.0 62.0 66.7
General Unemployment Rate (%) 11.7 11.6 11.6
Youth Unemployment Rate (%) 27.9 32.6 30.0

 

 

ANNUAL 2012

male

Male

female

Female

total

Total

Adult Population (000’s) 101.2 112.8 214.1
Labour Force (000’s) 72.8 68.9 141.7
Employed Labour Force (000’s) 64.8 60.4 125.3
Labour Force Participation Rate (%) 71.9 61.0 66.2
General Unemployment Rate (%) 10.9 12.3 11.6
Youth Unemployment Rate (%) 30.0 30.7 30.4

 

 

 

ANNUAL 2011

male

Male

female

Female

total

Total

Adult Population (000’s) 101.1 112.7 213.8
Labour Force (000’s) 73.5 71.0 144.5
Employed Labour Force (000’s) 66.3 62.1 128.4
Labour Force Participation Rate (%) 72.7 63.0 67.6
General Unemployment Rate (%) 9.8 12.6 11.2
Youth Unemployment Rate (%) 25.7 32.6 28.9

 

 

 

ANNUAL 2010

male

Male

female

Female

total

Total

Adult Population (000’s) 101.0 112.6 213.6
Labour Force (000’s) 72.5 69.8 142.2
Employed Labour Force (000’s) 64.6 62.4 127.0
Labour Force Participation Rate (%) 71.8 62.0 66.6
General Unemployment Rate (%) 10.9 10.6 10.7
Youth Unemployment Rate (%) 26.0 25.9 25.9

 

 

 

ANNUAL 2009

male

Male

female

Female

total

Total

Adult Population (000’s) 100.8 112.3 213.1
Labour Force (000’s) 72.9 69.8 142.7
Employed Labour Force (000’s) 65.5 63.0 128.5
Labour Force Participation Rate (%) 72.3 62.2 67.0
General Unemployment Rate (%) 10.1 9.8 10.0
Youth Unemployment Rate (%) 24.5 24.7 24.6

 

 

 

ANNUAL 2008

male

Male

female

Female

total

Total

Adult Population (000’s) 100.6 112.1 212.7
Labour Force (000’s) 73.7 70.1 143.8
Employed Labour Force (000’s) 68.7 63.4 132.1
Labour Force Participation Rate (%) 73.3 62.5 67.6
General Unemployment Rate (%) 6.9 9.5 8.1
Youth Unemployment Rate (%) 19.4 19.6 19.5

 

 

 

ANNUAL 2007

male

Male

female

Female

total

Total

Adult Population (000’s) 100.3 111.8 212.1
Labour Force (000’s) 74.5 69.2 143.7
Employed Labour Force (000’s) 69.7 63.4 133.1
Labour Force Participation Rate (%) 74.3 61.9 67.8
General Unemployment Rate (%) 6.4 8.5 7.4
Youth Unemployment Rate (%) 17.6 17.8 17.7

 

 

 

ANNUAL 2006

male

Male

female

Female

total

Total

Adult Population (000’s) 100.1 111.5 211.6
Labour Force (000’s) 73.5 70.0 143.5
Employed Labour Force (000’s) 67.8 63.2 131.0
Labour Force Participation Rate (%) 73.4 62.8 67.8
General Unemployment Rate (%) 7.7 9.8 8.7
Youth Unemployment Rate (%) 21.0 24.4 22.5

 

 

 

ANNUAL 2005

male

Male

female

Female

total

Total

Adult Population (000’s) 99.8 111.2 211.0
Labour Force (000’s) 75.0 71.8 146.8
Employed Labour Force (000’s) 69.0 63.6 132.6
Labour Force Participation Rate (%) 75.2 64.5 69.6
General Unemployment Rate (%) 8.0 11.4 9.7
Youth Unemployment Rate (%) 18.8 27.2 22.8

 

 

 

ANNUAL 2004

male

Male

female

Female

total

Total

Adult Population (000’s) 99.6 111.0 210.5
Labour Force (000’s) 75.0 71.3 146.3
Employed Labour Force (000’s) 68.3 63.8 132.0
Labour Force Participation Rate (%) 75.3 64.2 69.5
General Unemployment Rate (%) 9.0 10.6 9.8
Youth Unemployment Rate (%) 21.0 24.9 22.8

 

 

 

ANNUAL 2003

male

Male

female

Female

total

Total

Adult Population (000’s) 99.3 110.8 210.1
Labour Force (000’s) 74.6 70.9 145.5
Employed Labour Force (000’s) 67.4 62.0 129.5
Labour Force Participation Rate (%) 75.1 64.0 69.2
General Unemployment Rate (%) 9.6 12.6 11.0
Youth Unemployment Rate (%) 23.8 28.9 26.1



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