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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Jamaica

Jamaica Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 6.6 % 3Q/22
Youth Unemployment Rate 16.7 % 2Q/22
Employed Persons 1268000 Person | 1.268 Million Person 3Q/22
Employment Rate  94 % 2Q/22
Unemployed Persons 89700 Persons | 0.09 Million Persons 3Q/22


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     Jamaica - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in Jamaica?

  • Unemployment Rate in Jamaica increased to 6.6 % in the third 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
6.6 3Q/22 22.10.2022
6 2Q/22 23.07.2022
6 1Q/22 22.07.2022
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


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 16.7 % in the third 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
16.7 2Q/22 17.11.2022
15.5 2Q/22 14.10.2022
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


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 decreased to 1268000 Person (1.268 Million Person) in the third 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
1268000 3Q/22 22.10.2022
1269300 2Q/22 23.07.2022
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


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 94 % in the second quarter of 2022. The maximum rate was 92.8 % and minimum was 83.7 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Statistical Institute.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
94 2Q/22 23.07.2022
93.8 1Q/22 11.06.2022
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


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 increased to 89700 Persons (0.09 Million Persons) in the third 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
89700 3Q/22 22.10.2022
81000 2Q/22 23.07.2022
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


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/22 64.7 % 64.4

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Colombia Oct/22 9.9 % 10.7
Panama 2021 14.5 % 18.5
Puerto Rico Oct/22 6.5 % 6
Honduras 2021 8.6 % 10.9
Brazil Oct/22 8.3 % 8.7
Chile Oct/22 8 % 8
Paraguay 2Q/22 6.7 % 8.5
Argentina 2Q/22 6.9 % 7
Canada Nov/22 5.1 % 5.2
Ecuador 2Q/22 5.4 % 6.7
Mexico Oct/22 3.3 % 3.3
Peru Oct/22 7.2 % 7.7
United States Nov/22 3.7 % 3.7
Uruguay Oct/22 7.8 % 8.3
Jamaica 3Q/22 6.6 % 6
Suriname 2021 10.1 % 9.8
Venezuela Dec/18 6.4 % 7.3
Belize 2021 10.2 % 13.7
Cameroon 2021 3.9 % 3.8
Cape Verde 2021 14.5 % 14.5
Cuba 2021 2.8 % 2.6
Dominican Republic 2Q/22 5.2 % 6.4
El Salvador 2021 7.2 % 6.9
Guyana 2021 14.5 % 15.4
Haiti 2021 15.7 % 15.5
Nicaragua 2Q/22 3.1 % 3.8
Trinidad and Tobago 2Q/22 4.5 % 5.1