The total population in Jamaica was estimated at 3.0 million people in 2020, according to the latest census figures and projections from Trading Economics. source: Statistical Institute of Jamaica

Looking back, in the year of 1960, Jamaica had a population of 1.6 million people. This page provides - Jamaica Population - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Jamaica Population - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on October of 2021.

Population in Jamaica is expected to reach 2.73 Million by the end of 2021, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Jamaica Population is projected to trend around 2.73 Million in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Jamaica Population


Jamaica Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Unemployment Rate 8.90 percent Mar/21 10.70 16.50 7.20
Youth Unemployment Rate 19.00 percent Mar/21 25.30 37.00 16.30
Population 2.96 Million Dec/20 2.73 2.96 1.63
Unemployed Persons 116100.00 Mar/21 137800.00 215100.00 96700.00
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.80 percent Mar/21 62.00 65.60 61.30
Employment Rate 91.10 percent Mar/21 89.30 92.80 83.70
Employed Persons 1194800.00 Mar/21 1155800.00 1269100.00 1098700.00


Jamaica Population
The population of Jamaica represents 0.04 percent of the world´s total population which arguably means that one person in every 2573 people on the planet is a resident of Jamaica.