Jamaica Unemployment Rate 1991-2014 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Unemployment Rate in Jamaica decreased to 13.40 percent in the first quarter of 2014 from 14.90 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013. Unemployment Rate in Jamaica averaged 14 Percent from 1991 until 2014, 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. Unemployment Rate in Jamaica is reported by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica.

   
 
 

Jamaica Unemployment Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
13.40 14.90 16.50 9.80 1991 - 2014 Percent Quarterly
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. Content for - Jamaica Unemployment Rate - was last refreshed on Thursday, October 23, 2014.

Jamaica Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 13.40 14.90 16.50 9.80 Percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 5.40 6.50 13.20 1.20 Percent [+]
Population 2.72 2.71 2.72 1.63 Million [+]