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

Unemployment Rate in Jamaica decreased to 11.30 percent in the third quarter of 2017 from 12.20 percent in the second quarter of 2017. Unemployment Rate in Jamaica averaged 13.74 percent from 1991 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 16.50 percent in the fourth quarter of 1997 and a record low of 9.80 percent in the fourth quarter of 2007.

Jamaica Unemployment Rate
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Jamaica Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 11.30 12.20 16.50 9.80 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 24.50 26.20 37.00 24.50 percent [+]
Population 2.80 2.79 2.80 1.63 Million [+]

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 February of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
11.30 12.20 16.50 9.80 1991 - 2017 percent Quarterly

unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
Spain 16.55 Dec/17
Brazil 11.80 Dec/17
Italy 10.80 Dec/17
Turkey 10.30 Nov/17
France 8.90 Dec/17
Euro Area 8.70 Dec/17
Canada 5.90 Jan/18
Australia 5.50 Jan/18
Indonesia 5.50 Sep/17
Russia 5.10 Dec/17
United Kingdom 4.30 Nov/17
Netherlands 4.20 Jan/18
United States 4.10 Jan/18
China 3.90 Dec/17
Germany 3.60 Dec/17
South Korea 3.60 Jan/18
India 3.46 Dec/16
Switzerland 3.30 Jan/18
Mexico 3.10 Dec/17
Japan 2.80 Dec/17