Youth Unemployment Rate in Jamaica decreased to 19.70 percent in the first quarter of 2019 from 22.20 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018. Youth Unemployment Rate in Jamaica averaged 28.81 percent from 2012 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 37 percent in the second quarter of 2013 and a record low of 19.40 percent in the third quarter of 2018.
Youth Unemployment Rate in Jamaica is expected to be 20.00 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 19.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Jamaica Youth Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 20.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.