Jamaica Unemployment Rate  1991-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Unemployment Rate in Jamaica decreased to 9.60 percent in the first quarter of 2018 from 10.40 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017. Unemployment Rate in Jamaica averaged 13.58 percent from 1991 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 16.50 percent in the fourth quarter of 1997 and a record low of 9.60 percent in the first quarter of 2018.

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Jamaica Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 9.60 10.40 16.50 9.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 21.60 22.30 37.00 21.60 percent [+]
Population 2.73 2.73 2.73 1.63 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 128500.00 140900.00 215100.00 128500.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 63.90 64.50 65.50 61.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 1206600.00 1206800.00 1213600.00 1098700.00 [+]
Employment Rate 90.40 89.60 90.40 83.70 percent [+]


Jamaica Unemployment Rate

In Jamaica, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides - Jamaica Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Jamaica Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
9.60 10.40 16.50 9.60 1991 - 2018 percent Quarterly




unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
Spain 16.74 Mar/18
Brazil 12.70 May/18
Italy 10.70 May/18
Turkey 9.60 Apr/18
France 9.20 Mar/18
Euro Area 8.40 May/18
Canada 6.00 Jun/18
Australia 5.40 Jun/18
Indonesia 5.13 Mar/18
Russia 4.70 Jun/18
United Kingdom 4.20 May/18
United States 4.00 Jun/18
Netherlands 3.90 Jun/18
China 3.89 Mar/18
South Korea 3.70 Jun/18
India 3.52 Dec/17
Germany 3.40 May/18
Mexico 3.20 May/18
Switzerland 2.40 Jun/18
Japan 2.20 May/18


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