Youth Unemployment Rate in Jamaica decreased to 19 percent in the first quarter of 2021 from 25.30 percent in the fourth quarter of 2020. source: Statistical Institute of Jamaica

Youth Unemployment Rate in Jamaica averaged 27.15 percent from 2012 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 37 percent in the second quarter of 2013 and a record low of 16.30 percent in the first quarter of 2020. This page provides - Jamaica Youth Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Jamaica Youth Unemployment Rate - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on September of 2021.

Youth Unemployment Rate in Jamaica is expected to be 23.00 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 20.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Jamaica Youth Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 19.00 percent in 2022 and 20.00 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Jamaica Youth Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
19.00 25.30 37.00 16.30 2012 - 2021 percent Quarterly

Jamaica Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 8.90 10.70 16.50 7.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 19.00 25.30 37.00 16.30 percent [+]
Population 2.96 2.73 2.96 1.63 Million [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.80 62.00 65.60 61.30 percent [+]
Unemployed Persons 116100.00 137800.00 215100.00 96700.00 [+]
Employed Persons 1194800.00 1155800.00 1269100.00 1098700.00 [+]
Employment Rate 91.10 89.30 92.80 83.70 percent [+]