Jamaica - Unemployment

Unemployment, female (% of female labor force) (national estimate)

Unemployment, female (% of female labor force) (national estimate) in Jamaica was 17.80 as of 2012. Its highest value over the past 32 years was 39.60 in 1980, while its lowest value was 13.00 in 2006.

Definition: Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment. Definitions of labor force and unemployment differ by country.

Source: International Labour Organization, Key Indicators of the Labour Market database.

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Year Value
1980 39.60
1981 38.00
1982 39.50
1983 38.40
1984 36.60
1985 36.00
1986 33.80
1987 30.40
1988 27.00
1989 25.20
1990 23.10
1991 22.80
1992 22.20
1993 22.40
1994 21.80
1995 22.50
1996 23.00
1997 23.50
1998 22.10
1999 22.40
2000 22.30
2001 21.00
2002 19.80
2003 16.70
2004 15.70
2005 15.30
2006 13.00
2007 14.30
2008 14.60
2009 14.80
2010 16.20
2011 17.20
2012 17.80

Unemployment, female (% of female labor force) (modeled ILO estimate)

Unemployment, female (% of female labor force) (modeled ILO estimate) in Jamaica was 19.50 as of 2013. Its highest value over the past 22 years was 23.70 in 1997, while its lowest value was 13.00 in 2007.

Definition: Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.

Source: International Labour Organization, Key Indicators of the Labour Market database.

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Year Value
1991 22.60
1992 22.30
1993 22.50
1994 22.00
1995 22.40
1996 22.90
1997 23.70
1998 22.30
1999 22.80
2000 22.40
2001 21.10
2002 19.70
2003 17.00
2004 15.80
2005 15.10
2006 13.30
2007 13.00
2008 14.50
2009 14.80
2010 16.10
2011 16.70
2012 17.60
2013 19.50

Unemployment, male (% of male labor force) (national estimate)

Unemployment, male (% of male labor force) (national estimate) in Jamaica was 10.30 as of 2012. Its highest value over the past 32 years was 16.30 in 1980, while its lowest value was 5.50 in 2007.

Definition: Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment. Definitions of labor force and unemployment differ by country.

Source: International Labour Organization, Key Indicators of the Labour Market database.

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Year Value
1980 16.30
1981 13.80
1982 15.60
1983 16.20
1984 15.80
1985 15.70
1986 15.00
1987 13.20
1988 11.90
1989 9.50
1990 9.30
1991 9.40
1992 9.40
1993 10.90
1994 9.60
1995 10.80
1996 9.90
1997 10.60
1998 10.00
1999 10.00
2000 10.20
2001 10.30
2002 9.90
2003 7.80
2004 8.10
2005 7.40
2006 6.90
2007 5.50
2008 7.30
2009 8.50
2010 9.20
2011 9.60
2012 10.30

Unemployment, male (% of male labor force) (modeled ILO estimate)

Unemployment, male (% of male labor force) (modeled ILO estimate) in Jamaica was 11.30 as of 2013. Its highest value over the past 22 years was 11.30 in 2013, while its lowest value was 6.50 in 2007.

Definition: Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.

Source: International Labour Organization, Key Indicators of the Labour Market database.

See also:

Year Value
1991 9.70
1992 9.30
1993 10.80
1994 9.50
1995 10.80
1996 10.10
1997 10.50
1998 10.00
1999 10.00
2000 10.00
2001 10.10
2002 10.00
2003 7.50
2004 8.00
2005 7.50
2006 6.60
2007 6.50
2008 7.40
2009 8.70
2010 9.40
2011 9.40
2012 10.40
2013 11.30

Unemployment, total (% of total labor force) (national estimate)

Unemployment, total (% of total labor force) (national estimate) in Jamaica was 13.70 as of 2012. Its highest value over the past 32 years was 27.30 in 1980, while its lowest value was 9.40 in 2007.

Definition: Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment. Definitions of labor force and unemployment differ by country.

Source: International Labour Organization, Key Indicators of the Labour Market database.

See also:

Year Value
1980 27.30
1981 25.00
1982 26.70
1983 26.40
1984 25.60
1985 25.00
1986 23.70
1987 21.00
1988 18.90
1989 16.80
1990 15.70
1991 15.70
1992 15.40
1993 16.30
1994 15.40
1995 16.20
1996 16.00
1997 16.50
1998 15.50
1999 15.70
2000 15.50
2001 15.00
2002 14.30
2003 11.70
2004 11.40
2005 10.90
2006 9.60
2007 9.40
2008 10.60
2009 11.40
2010 12.40
2011 12.70
2012 13.70

Unemployment, total (% of total labor force) (modeled ILO estimate)

Unemployment, total (% of total labor force) (modeled ILO estimate) in Jamaica was 15.00 as of 2013. Its highest value over the past 22 years was 16.50 in 1997, while its lowest value was 9.40 in 2007.

Definition: Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.

Source: International Labour Organization, Key Indicators of the Labour Market database.

See also:

Year Value
1991 15.70
1992 15.40
1993 16.30
1994 15.40
1995 16.20
1996 16.00
1997 16.50
1998 15.50
1999 15.70
2000 15.50
2001 15.00
2002 14.30
2003 11.70
2004 11.40
2005 10.90
2006 9.60
2007 9.40
2008 10.60
2009 11.40
2010 12.40
2011 12.70
2012 13.70
2013 15.00

Classification

Topic: Labor & Social Protection Indicators

Sub-Topic: Unemployment