Jamaica’s Unemployment down to 8.4%
- In July 2018, the unemployment rate was 8.4%. This was mainly due to an increase in the number of persons employed and a simultaneous reduction in the number of persons in the labor force.
- The youth unemployment rate was 22.2 percent, influenced by a decline in the number of youth (14- 24 years) in the labor force.
- This is the lowest level of unemployment reported in Jamaica, according to Finance Minister Dr. Nigel Clarke.