Jamaica: Male unemployment

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 Jamaica

Unemployment rate for males

 Latest value 5.23
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2022
 Average 5.51
 Min - Max 3.84 - 7.41
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Jamaica from 1991 to 2022. The average value for Jamaica during that period was 5.51 percent with a minimum of 3.84 percent in 2019 and a maximum of 7.41 percent in 2013. The latest value from 2022 is 5.23 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 176 countries is 6.83 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Jamaica - Male unemployment - recent values

Historical chart
Jamaica - Male unemployment - historical chart - 1991-2022




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


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 1.57 2022 million people
 Unemployment rate 5.50 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 7.01 2022 percent
 Male unemployment 5.23 2022 percent
 Youth unemployment 18.05 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 68.50 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 45.99 2022 percent
 Female labor force participation 61.41 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 75.79 2023 percent
 Self-employment 38.18 2022 percent
 Informal employment 58.60 2020 percent
 Employment 1.32 Q3/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 4.20 Q3/2023 percent
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