The number of unemployed persons in Jamaica decreased to 116100 in the first quarter of 2021 from 137800 in the fourth quarter of 2020. source: Statistical Institute of Jamaica

Unemployed Persons in Jamaica averaged 158923.08 from 2011 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 215100 in the second quarter of 2013 and a record low of 96700 in the fourth quarter of 2019. This page provides - Jamaica Unemployed Persons- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Jamaica Unemployed Persons - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on October of 2021.

Unemployed Persons in Jamaica is expected to be 128000.00 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployed Persons in Jamaica to stand at 122000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Jamaica Unemployed Persons is projected to trend around 120000.00 in 2022 and 115000.00 in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Jamaica Unemployed Persons

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
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
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