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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Jamaica

Jamaica Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 4.5 % 2Q/23
Youth Unemployment Rate 16.7 % 3Q/22
Employed Persons 1312600 Person | 1.313 Million Person 2Q/23
Employment Rate  93.4 % 3Q/22
Unemployed Persons 61300 Persons | 0.061 Million Persons 2Q/23


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     Jamaica - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in Jamaica?

  • Unemployment Rate in Jamaica decreased to 4.5 % in the second quarter of 2023. The maximum rate was 16.5 % and minimum was 7.2 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Statistical Institute.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
4.5 2Q/23 16.08.2023
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


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 3Q/22 08.12.2022
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


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 1312600 Person (1.313 Million Person) in the second quarter of 2023. 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
1312600 2Q/23 19.08.2023
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


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 decreased to 93.4 % in the third 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
93.4 3Q/22 22.03.2023
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


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 61300 Persons (0.061 Million Persons) in the second quarter of 2023. 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
61300 2Q/23 19.08.2023
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


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 Aug/23 9.28 % 9.57
Panama 2022 8.8 % 10.3
Puerto Rico Aug/23 6.1 % 6.8
Honduras 2022 8.7 % 8.6
Brazil Aug/23 7.8 % 7.9
Chile Aug/23 9 % 8.77
Paraguay 1Q/23 6.5 % 5.7
Argentina 2Q/23 6.2 % 6.9
Canada Sep/23 5.5 % 5.5
Ecuador 2Q/23 3.8 % 3.2
Mexico Aug/23 3 % 3.1
Peru Aug/23 6.6 % 6.3
United States Sep/23 3.8 % 3.8
Uruguay Aug/23 8.2 % 7.8
Jamaica 2Q/23 4.5 % 6.6
Suriname 2022 8.6 % 9.1
Venezuela Dec/18 6.4 % 7.3
Belize 2022 5 % 10.2
Cameroon 2022 4 % 4.1
Cape Verde 2022 13.6 % 13.9
Cuba 2021 2.8 % 2.6
Dominican Republic 1Q/23 5.2 % 4.8
El Salvador 2022 5 % 7.2
Guyana 2021 14.5 % 15.4
Haiti 2022 14.8 % 15
Nicaragua 2Q/23 3.3 % 3.3
Trinidad and Tobago 1Q/23 4.9 % 4.7