Jamaica: Unemployment rate

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 Jamaica

Unemployment rate, percent

 Latest value 4.2
 Reference Q3 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability Q4 2011 - Q3 2023
 Average 10.84
 Min - Max 4.2 - 16.3
 Source Statistical Institute of Jamaica
For that indicator, we provide data for Jamaica from Q4 2011 to Q3 2023. The average value for Jamaica during that period was 10.84 percent with a minimum of 4.2 percent in Q3 2023 and a maximum of 16.3 percent in Q1 2013. Click on the following link to see the values of Unemployment rate, percent around the world.
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Jamaica - Unemployment rate  - recent values

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Jamaica - Unemployment rate  - historical chart - 2011-2023
Measure: percent
Source: Statistical Institute of Jamaica


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Definition: The unemployment rate represents 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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