Unemployment declines to 7.1%

by January 17th, 2022

The Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) is reporting that Jamaica’s unemployment rate declined to 7.1%, as of October 2021.


Director-General of STATIN Carol Coy notes that the October 2021 labour force survey, shows that this is a decline of 3.7%, relative to October 2020.


The unemployment rate for females, however, remains some 3.5% higher than that of males.



Meantime, Miss Coy notes that females recorded the larger increase in employment, with a growth of 8.5% employment.


She says there were increases in the number of people employed across all age groups.



Most industries saw increases in their employed labour force.



Miss Coy was speaking at a media briefing this morning.


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