Labour force and employment increase – STATIN

Friday, August 18, 2017

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – A labour report released by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) shows that there is an increase in the labour force and employment figures at April 2017 when compared to the corresponding period in 2016.

The report says that in April 2017, the total labour force was 1,371,600 people, an increase of 17,700 (1.3 per cent) compared with 1,353,900 in April 2016.

Meanwhile, employment for both males and females increased.

The male labour force increased by 11,300 (1.5 per cent) to 741,000 in April 2017 and the female labour force increased by 6,400 (1.0 per cent) to 630,600.

According to STATIN there were 1,204,800 employed people in April 2017 representing an increase of 35,800 (3.1 per cent) when compared to the 1,169,000 recorded in April 2016.

For males, employment increased by 10,700 (1.6 per cent) between April 2016 (659,700) and April 2017 (670,400) and for females it increased from 509,300 people in April 2016 to 534,400 in April 2017.

The April 2017 Labour Force Bulletin outlines additional information the data is available on the STATIN website at www.statinja.gov.jm

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