The country has again registered a historic low in unemployment for the period that ended April this year.
That’s according to data from the Statistical Institute of Jamaica, STATIN.
The record low unemployment was driven by gains in female employment primarily in the real estate and business services sector.
Chevon Campbell tells us more.
Six per cent.
A new record low unemployment rate according to STATIN Director, Carol Coy.
This is moving from an already historic rate of 6.2 per cent in January this year.
It compares favourably to the 9 per cent rate experienced for the similar period last year at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The employed labour force also improved moving up by just over 5 per cent.
This was primarily driven by gains in the services industry which had a plurality of 20-point-3 per cent, followed by construction which went up by 12.2 per cent.
Meanwhile, the number of people classified as outside of the labour force also declined.