Continuous Labour Force Sample Survey Ongoing

Sharon Austin Ministry News

The public is reminded that the Barbados Statistical Service (BSS) is still conducting the Continuous Labour Force Sample Survey for the fourth quarter. Field officers, who are carrying photo identification cards, are collecting data from selected households in several areas across the island. Members of the public who have queries should call the BSS at 535-2600. Some of the St. …

Provisional Industrial Production Index – April 2018

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The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) decreased by 17.7 per cent in April 2018 when compared with the previous month. This was due to decreases in the indices for Mining and Quarrying of 17.9 per cent; Manufacturing of 25.6 per cent and Electricity, Gas and Water of 3.5 per cent. According to the data produced by the Barbados Statistical Service, …

Provisional Industrial Prod. Index – March 2018

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The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) increased by 15.4 per cent in March 2018 when compared with the previous month. This was due to increases in the indices for Mining and Quarrying of 1.2 per cent; Manufacturing of 17.6 per cent and Electricity, Gas and Water of 12.8 per cent. According to data produced by the Barbados Statistical Service, the …

Labour Force Sample Survey Ongoing

Sharon Austin Ministry News

Members of the public are reminded that officers are in the field taking information for the Continuous Labour Force Sample Survey, being conducted by the Barbados Statistical Service (BSS). The survey is now in its fourth quarter for 2018, and field officers are collecting data from selected households. The officers will be carrying photo identification cards, but if members of …

New Collection Method For Labour Survey

Sharon Austin Ministry News

The Barbados Statistical Service (BSS) has introduced a new method of collection for the fourth quarter of the Continuous Labour Force Sample Survey. This disclosure has come from the Director of the BSS, Aubrey Browne, who said this system of Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) uses tablets for data collection, as opposed to paper and pencil interviewing, which the department has …

Statistical Service To Close October 11

Sharon Austin Ministry News

The Barbados Statistical Service will close tomorrow, Thursday, October 11, to allow the property management at Baobab Tower to investigate an environmental issue in its office space. Members of the public are advised to take note of the office closure. The BSS apologizes for any inconvenience this closure may cause. sharon.austingill-moore@barbados.gov.bb See also: READ MORE Labour Ministry To Close For …

Unemployment Stats For April To June 2018

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The rate of unemployment for the second quarter of April to June 2018 stood at 8.2 per cent, a decrease of 1.5 percentage points from the rate of 9.7 per cent recorded for the first quarter of 2018. This is according to data produced by the Barbados Statistical Service and statistics derived from the Continuous Household Labour Force Survey, which …

Index Of Retail Prices For June 2018

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The Index of Retail Prices for June 2018 stood at 183.8 points, representing an increase of 0.8 per cent, when compared to the 182.3 points recorded the previous month. According to the Barbados Statistical Service, increases were recorded in Alcoholic Beverages, Tobacco and Narcotics by 0.3 per cent; Clothing and Footwear by 0.1 per cent; Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas and …

Quality Statistics Key To Any Country

Sharon Austin Ministry News

Quality statistics have been described as the catalyst for the development of any country. Senior Director, Caribbean Regional Programme, at the High Commission of Canada in Barbados, Benoit-Pierre Laramée, expressed this view on Wednesday evening, during the closing ceremony for the three-day PRASC/CARICAD/CLP regional workshop for leaders in national statistical offices, at Accra Beach Resort. Mr. Laramée said it was …

Export Thrust Must Start At Company Level

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“The virtues of exporting, though wrapped up in the macro level, must be nurtured at the micro level.” This was underscored yesterday by Minister of International Business and Industry, Ronald Toppin, as he addressed the graduation ceremony for representatives of 16 companies, who participated in the 2018 edition of the Export-Readiness Programme (ERP) held by the Barbados Investment and Development …