Jamaica - Unemployment

Unemployment, youth female (% of female labor force ages 15-24)

Unemployment, youth female (% of female labor force ages 15-24) in Jamaica was 37.90 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 30 years was 66.80 in 1982, while its lowest value was 27.50 in 2003.

Definition: Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 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
1981 62.80
1982 66.80
1990 46.90
1991 42.50
1992 40.50
1993 40.00
1994 37.80
1995 44.60
1996 47.00
1997 44.40
1998 44.50
1999 46.20
2000 42.80
2001 44.10
2002 39.60
2003 27.50
2004 36.30
2008 33.60
2009 33.10
2010 37.80
2011 37.90

Unemployment, youth male (% of male labor force ages 15-24)

Unemployment, youth male (% of male labor force ages 15-24) in Jamaica was 23.90 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 30 years was 32.30 in 1982, while its lowest value was 16.70 in 2003.

Definition: Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 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
1981 29.20
1982 32.30
1990 19.10
1991 19.50
1992 17.90
1993 20.70
1994 18.50
1995 25.10
1996 23.50
1997 24.20
1998 24.00
1999 23.90
2000 23.80
2001 24.60
2002 23.60
2003 16.70
2004 22.00
2008 19.70
2009 22.50
2010 25.20
2011 23.90

Unemployment, youth total (% of total labor force ages 15-24)

Unemployment, youth total (% of total labor force ages 15-24) in Jamaica was 30.10 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 30 years was 48.70 in 1982, while its lowest value was 21.30 in 2003.

Definition: Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 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
1981 45.20
1982 48.70
1990 31.80
1991 30.10
1992 28.30
1993 29.50
1994 27.30
1995 34.10
1996 34.40
1997 33.40
1998 33.30
1999 34.00
2000 32.10
2001 33.00
2002 30.80
2003 21.30
2004 28.10
2008 25.90
2009 27.10
2010 30.80
2011 30.10

Unemployment, female (% of female labor force)

Unemployment, female (% of female labor force) in Jamaica was 17.20 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 31 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

Unemployment, male (% of male labor force)

Unemployment, male (% of male labor force) in Jamaica was 9.60 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 31 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

Unemployment, total (% of total labor force)

Unemployment, total (% of total labor force) in Jamaica was 12.70 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 31 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

Classification

Topic: Labor & Social Protection Indicators

Sub-Topic: Unemployment