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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Jamaica

Jamaica Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 6.2 % 1Q/22
Youth Unemployment Rate 17.7 % 1Q/22
Employed Persons 1257100 Person | 1.257 Million Person 1Q/22
Employment Rate  92.9 % 4Q/21
Unemployed Persons 83500 Persons | 0.084 Million Persons 1Q/22


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     Jamaica - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in Jamaica?

  • Unemployment Rate in Jamaica decreased to 6.2 % in the first quarter of 2022. The maximum rate was 16.5 % and minimum was 7.2 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Statistical Institute.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
6.2 1Q/22 03.05.2022
7.1 4Q/21 16.04.2022
8.5 3Q/21 18.01.2022
8.9 1Q/21 19.06.2021
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


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 decreased to 17.7 % in the first quarter of 2022. The maximum rate was 37 % and minimum was 16.3 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Statistical Institute.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
17.7 1Q/22 03.05.2022
19 1Q/21 13.05.2021
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


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 1257100 Person (1.257 Million Person) in the first quarter of 2022. 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
1257100 1Q/22 03.05.2022
1234800 4Q/21 16.04.2022
1215000 3Q/21 18.01.2022
1194800 1Q/21 19.06.2021
1155800 4Q/20 20.03.2021
1118300 3Q/20 07.11.2020
1269100 1Q/20 25.04.2020
1248400 4Q/19 25.02.2020


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 92.9 % in the forth quarter of 2021. The maximum rate was 92.8 % and minimum was 83.7 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Statistical Institute.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
92.9 4Q/21 16.04.2022
91.5 3Q/21 18.01.2022
91.1 1Q/21 19.06.2021
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 83500 Persons (0.084 Million Persons) in the first quarter of 2022. 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
83500 1Q/22 03.05.2022
94300 4Q/21 16.04.2022
112500 3Q/21 18.01.2022
116100 1Q/21 19.06.2021
137800 4Q/20 20.03.2021
161300 3Q/20 07.11.2020
100400 1Q/20 25.04.2020
96700 4Q/19 25.02.2020


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 1Q/22 64 % 63.4

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Colombia Mar/22 12.1 % 12.9
Panama 2020 18.5 % 7.1
Puerto Rico Apr/22 5.8 % 5.8
Honduras 2020 10.9 % 5.7
Brazil Mar/22 11.1 % 11.2
Chile Mar/22 7.8 % 7.5
Paraguay 4Q/21 6.8 % 6.5
Argentina 4Q/21 7 % 8.2
Canada Apr/22 5.2 % 5.3
Ecuador 3Q/21 6.6 % 7.4
Mexico Mar/22 3 % 3.7
Peru Apr/22 8.3 % 9.4
United States Apr/22 3.6 % 3.6
Uruguay Mar/22 7.7 % 7.3
Jamaica 1Q/22 6.2 % 7.1
Suriname 2020 11.2 % 7.4
Venezuela Dec/18 6.4 % 7.3
Belize 2020 13.7 % 7.7
Cameroon 2021 3.9 % 3.8
Cape Verde 2020 14.5 % 11.3
Cuba 2020 3.87 % 1.2
Dominican Republic 2Q/21 7.6 % 8
El Salvador 2020 6.9 % 6.3
Guyana 2020 15.8 % 11.9
Haiti 2020 14.5 % 13.5
Nicaragua 4Q/21 3.7 % 4.3
Trinidad and Tobago 4Q/20 7.2 % 6.1