Youth Unemployment Rate in Jamaica increased to 18 percent in the fourth quarter of 2019 from 17.30 percent in the third quarter of 2019.

Youth Unemployment Rate in Jamaica averaged 27.78 percent from 2012 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 37 percent in the second quarter of 2013 and a record low of 17.30 percent in the third quarter of 2019. This page provides - Jamaica Youth Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Jamaica Youth Unemployment Rate - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on June of 2020.

Youth Unemployment Rate in Jamaica is expected to be 18.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Youth Unemployment Rate in Jamaica to stand at 17.80 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Jamaica Youth Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 17.90 percent in 2021 and 18.00 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Jamaica Youth Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
18.00 17.30 37.00 17.30 2012 - 2019 percent Quarterly

Jamaica Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 7.30 7.20 16.50 7.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 18.00 17.30 37.00 17.30 percent [+]
Population 2.73 2.73 2.73 1.63 Million [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 64.50 65.20 65.50 61.70 percent [+]
Unemployed Persons 100400.00 96700.00 215100.00 96700.00 [+]
Employed Persons 1269100.00 1248400.00 1269100.00 1098700.00 [+]
Employment Rate 92.70 92.80 92.80 83.70 percent [+]