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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Jamaica

Jamaica Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 10.7 % 4Q/20
Youth Unemployment Rate 28 % 3Q/20
Employed Persons 1155800 Person | 1.156 Million Person 4Q/20
Employment Rate  89.3 % 4Q/20
Unemployed Persons 137800 Persons | 0.138 Million Persons 4Q/20


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     Jamaica - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in Jamaica?

  • Unemployment Rate in Jamaica decreased to 10.7 % in the forth quarter of 2020. The maximum rate was 16.5 % and minimum was 7.2 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Statistical Institute.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
10.7 4Q/20 20.03.2021
12.6 3Q/20 07.11.2020
7.3 1Q/20 25.04.2020
7.2 4Q/19 25.02.2020
7.8 3Q/19 29.10.2019
8 1Q/19 27.04.2019
8.7 4Q/18 02.02.2019
8.4 3Q/18 10.11.2018


Historical Chart by governors (%)

Unemployment Rate in Jamaica by governors

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Patrick Allen 26.02.2009 - 11.3000 9.6000 16.3000 9.6000 -15.04%
Kenneth O. Hall 15.02.2006 - 26.02.2009 10.3000 10.3000 10.3000 9.8000 0.00%
Howard Cooke 01.08.1991 - 15.02.2006 15.4000 11.2000 16.5000 11.2000 -27.27%


Latest data on Youth Unemployment Rate (%)

Youth Unemployment Rate
                     Jamaica - Historical Data (%)

What is Youth Unemployment Rate in Jamaica?

  • Youth Unemployment Rate in Jamaica increased to 28 % in the third quarter of 2020. The maximum rate was 37 % and minimum was 16.3 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Statistical Institute.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
28 3Q/20 23.11.2020
18 4Q/19 25.02.2020
17.3 3Q/19 19.11.2019
18.2 2Q/19 29.10.2019
19.7 1Q/19 13.06.2019
19.4 3Q/18 27.11.2018
22.4 2Q/18 28.08.2018
21.6 1Q/18 19.06.2018


Historical Chart by governors (%)

Youth Unemployment Rate in Jamaica by governors

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Patrick Allen 26.02.2009 - 29.7000 21.6000 37.0000 21.6000 -27.27%


Latest data on Employed Persons (Person)

Employed Persons
                     Jamaica - Historical Data (Person)

How many employed persons are in Jamaica?

  • Number of Employed Persons in Jamaica increased to 1155800 Person (1.156 Million Person) in the forth quarter of 2020. The maximum rate was 1269100 Person and minimum was 1098700 Person.
  • Data published Quarterly by Statistical Institute.

Historical Data (Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
1155800 4Q/20 20.03.2021
1118300 3Q/20 07.11.2020
1269100 1Q/20 25.04.2020
1248400 4Q/19 25.02.2020
1254100 3Q/19 29.10.2019
1232700 1Q/19 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by governors (Person)

Employed Persons in Jamaica by governors

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Employment Rate  (%)

Employment Rate 
                     Jamaica - Historical Data (%)

What is Employment Rate in Jamaica?

  • Employment Rate in Jamaica increased to 89.3 % in the forth quarter of 2020. The maximum rate was 92.8 % and minimum was 83.7 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Statistical Institute.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
89.3 4Q/20 20.03.2021
87.4 3Q/20 07.11.2020
92.7 1Q/20 25.04.2020
92.8 4Q/19 25.02.2020
91.6 3Q/18 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by QoQ governors (%)

Employment Rate  in Jamaica by governors

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Unemployed Persons (Persons)

Unemployed Persons
                     Jamaica - Historical Data (Persons)

How many Unemployed Persons are in Jamaica?

  • Number of Unemployed Persons in Jamaica decreased to 137800 Persons (0.138 Million Persons) in the forth quarter of 2020. The maximum rate was 215100 Persons and minimum was 96700 Persons.
  • Data published Quarterly by Statistical Institute.

Historical Data (Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
137800 4Q/20 20.03.2021
161300 3Q/20 07.11.2020
100400 1Q/20 25.04.2020
96700 4Q/19 25.02.2020
106700 3Q/19 29.10.2019
107500 1Q/19 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by governors (Persons)

Unemployed Persons in Jamaica by governors

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End

Other labor indicators in Jamaica

Index Updated Actual Previous
Labor Force Participation Rate 3Q/20 61.3 % 65.6

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Colombia Feb/21 15.9 % 17.3
Panama 2019 7.1 % 6
Puerto Rico Mar/21 7.4 % 7.7
Honduras 2019 5.7 % 5.7
Brazil Jan/21 14.2 % 13.9
Chile Feb/21 10.3 % 10.2
Paraguay 4Q/20 7.2 % 8.2
Argentina 4Q/20 11 % 11.7
Canada Mar/21 7.5 % 8.2
Ecuador 3Q/20 6.6 % 4.9
Mexico Feb/21 4.4 % 4.7
Peru Mar/21 15.3 % 14.5
United States Mar/21 6 % 6.2
Uruguay Feb/21 11.1 % 10.7
Jamaica 4Q/20 10.7 % 12.6
Suriname 2020 11.2 % 7.4
Venezuela Dec/18 6.4 % 7.3
Belize 2019 7.7 % 9.4
Cameroon 2019 3.4 % 3.4
Cape Verde 2020 12.3 % 11.3
Cuba 2019 1.2 % 1.7
Dominican Republic 3Q/20 7.1 % 3.2
El Salvador 2019 6.3 % 6.4
Guyana 2019 11.9 % 11.9
Haiti 2019 13.5 % 13.5
Nicaragua 2Q/20 5.4 % 4.8
Trinidad and Tobago 1Q/19 4 % 3.5