Labor Force Participation Rate in Jamaica increased to 65.20 percent in the third quarter of 2019 from 64.70 percent in the second quarter of 2019. Labor Force Participation Rate in Jamaica averaged 63.65 percent from 2012 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 65.50 percent in the second quarter of 2017 and a record low of 61.70 percent in the third quarter of 2012.

Labor Force Participation Rate in Jamaica is expected to be 64.90 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Labor Force Participation Rate in Jamaica to stand at 64.80 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Jamaica Labor Force Participation Rate is projected to trend around 66.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.


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Jamaica Labor Force Participation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
65.20 64.70 65.50 61.70 2012 - 2019 percent Quarterly
NSA

Jamaica Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 7.80 7.80 16.50 7.80 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 17.30 18.20 37.00 17.30 percent [+]
Population 2.73 2.73 2.73 1.63 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 106700.00 105400.00 215100.00 105400.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.20 64.70 65.50 61.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 1254100.00 1244500.00 1254100.00 1098700.00 [+]
Employment Rate 91.60 90.30 91.60 83.70 percent [+]