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Snapshots of the Barbados Labour Market (2003 – 2015)

Snapshots of the Barbados Labour Market (2003 – 2015)

ANNUAL 2015 male

Male

female

Female

total

Total

Adult Population (000’s) 106.1 116.1 222.2
Labour Force (000’s) 72.9 71.6 144.6
Employed Labour Force (000’s) 63.9 64.3 128.2
Labour Force Participation Rate (%) 68.7 61.7 65.1
General Unemployment Rate (%) 12.3 10.3 11.3
Youth Unemployment Rate (%) 31.6 32.7 32.1

 

 

 

 

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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