Retail Prices Index For November 2018

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The Index of Retail Prices for November 2018 stood at 186.4 points, an overall increase of 1.1 per cent from the 184.3 points recorded in the previous month. According to data produced by the Barbados Statistical Service, increases were recorded in Restaurants and Hotels by 1.1 per cent, Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages by 0.2 per cent and Transport by 0.2 …

Index Of Retail Prices For October 2018

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The Index of Retail Prices for October 2018 stood at 184.3 points, an overall increase of 0.2 per cent from the 184.0 points recorded in the previous month. According to data produced by the Barbados Statistical Service, several indices increased throughout the month, in comparison to the reported figures for September 2018. These include: Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages by 1.4 …

Unemployment Stats For July To September 2018

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The rate of unemployment for the third quarter (July to September) of 2018 stood at 10.7 per cent, an increase of 2.5 percentage points from the rate of 8.2 per cent recorded for the second quarter of 2018. According to the data produced by the Barbados Statistical Service, statistics derived from the Continuous Household Labour Force Survey indicated that the …

Labour Force Sample Survey Restarts On Monday

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The public is advised that officers will be back in the field from Monday, January 14, taking information for the Continuous Labour Force Sample Survey, which is being conducted by the Barbados Statistical Service (BSS). Field officers will be collecting data from selected households for the survey, which is in its first quarter. They will be carrying photo identification cards, …

Continuous Labour Force Sample Survey Ongoing

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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

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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 …