Jamaica Unemployment Rate

Unemployment Rate in Jamaica decreased to 14.90 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013 from 15.40 percent in the third quarter of 2013. Unemployment Rate in Jamaica is reported by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica. Unemployment Rate in Jamaica averaged 14.02 Percent from 1991 until 2013, 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. 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. 2014-04-19

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
14.90 15.40 16.50 9.80 16.00 | 2014/06 1991 - 2013 Percent Quarterly

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Jamaica Unemployment Rate
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Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Population 2.71 2012-12-31 2.70 2.71 1.63 2.72 2014-06-30 Million [+]
Unemployment Rate 14.90 2013-12-31 15.40 16.50 9.80 16.00 2014-06-30 Percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 5.60 2014-02-15 6.10 13.20 1.20 5.81 2014-06-30 Percent [+]
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Unemployment Rate | Notes
The unemployment rate can be defined as the number of people actively looking for a job divided by the labour force. Changes in unemployment depend mostly on inflows made up of non-employed people starting to look for jobs, of employed people who lose their jobs and look for new ones and of people who stop looking for employment.


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Jamaica Youth Unemployment Rate at 5.60 Percent  
Youth Unemployment Rate in Jamaica decreased to 5.60 percent in February of 2014 from 6.10 percent in January of 2014. Youth Unemployment Rate in Jamaica is reported by the Ministry of Internal Affairs & Communications.
Jamaica Corporate Tax Rate at 25.00 percent  
The Corporate Tax Rate in Jamaica stands at 25 percent. Corporate Tax Rate in Jamaica is reported by the Tax Admministration of Jamaica.
Jamaica Sales Tax Rate | VAT at 16.50 Percent  
The Sales Tax Rate in Jamaica stands at 16.50 percent. Sales Tax Rate in Jamaica is reported by the Tax Admministration of Jamaica.
Jamaica Inflation Rate at 8.60 Percent  
The inflation rate in Jamaica was recorded at 8.60 percent in February of 2014. Inflation Rate in Jamaica is reported by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica.
Jamaica GDP Growth Rate at 0.80 Percent  
The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Jamaica expanded 0.80 percent in the third quarter of 2013 over the previous quarter. GDP Growth Rate in Jamaica is reported by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica.
Jamaica Balance of Trade at -975800.00 USD Thousand  
Jamaica recorded a trade deficit of 975800 USD Thousand in the third quarter of 2013. Balance of Trade in Jamaica is reported by the Bank of Jamaica.
Jamaica Interest Rate at 5.75 Percent  
The benchmark interest rate in Jamaica was last recorded at 5.75 percent. Interest Rate in Jamaica is reported by the Bank of Jamaica.
Jamaica Government Budget at -1.90 Percent of GDP  
Jamaica recorded a Government Budget deficit equal to 1.90 percent of the countrys Gross Domestic Product in 2011. Government Budget in Jamaica is reported by the Caribbean Centre for Money and Finance.
Jamaica Current Account at -409.30 USD Million  
Jamaica recorded a Current Account deficit of 409.30 USD Million in the third quarter of 2013. Current Account in Jamaica is reported by the Bank of Jamaica.
Jamaica Unemployment Rate at 14.90 Percent  
Unemployment Rate in Jamaica decreased to 14.90 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013 from 15.40 percent in the third quarter of 2013. Unemployment Rate in Jamaica is reported by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica.
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