BSS Celebrates Retired Staffers

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The outstanding work and commitment of retired Deputy Director of the Barbados Statistical Service (BSS), Trevor David and Senior Statistician, Denise Haddock, were recognised recently during a retirement function at the Accra Beach Hotel. They both spent over 80 years working in the public service, with most of the time at the BSS, where they rose up the ranks periodically. …

Provisional Industrial Production Index – Aug. 2017

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Provisional Index Of Industrial Production For August 2017 The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) decreased by 0.5 per cent in August 2017 when compared with the previous month. According to the Barbados Statistical Service, this was due to a decrease in the index for Manufacturing of 2.5 per cent. However, there were increases recorded for Mining and Quarrying of 8.9 …

Labour Force Sample Survey Ongoing

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The public is advised 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 first quarter for 2018, and field officers are collecting data from selected households.  The officers will be carrying photo identification cards, but if members of the public …

Index Of Retail Prices For September 2017

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The Index of Retail Prices for September 2017 stood at 181.3 points, representing an increase of 1.0 per cent when compared to the 179.5 points recorded the previous month. According to data produced by the Barbados Statistical Service, increases were recorded for Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages by 1.3 per cent; Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas and Other Fuels by 1.1 per …

Retail Price Index August 2017

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The Retail Price Index for August 2017 increased by 1.7 per cent in comparison to July 2017, moving from 176.5 to 179.5 points. According to the Barbados Statistical Service, among the major groups, food and non-alcoholic beverages increased by 5.5 points or 2.4 per cent; alcoholic beverages, tobacco and narcotics increased by 5.7 points or 2.9 per cent; and clothing …

BSS: Cooperate With Survey Interviewers

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Businesses and householders are being urged to cooperate fully with interviewers who are collecting data for the development of national statistics. This reminder has come from Director of the Barbados Statistical Service (BSS), Aubrey Browne, who said that for statistics from any survey to be reliable and accurate, a good response was required from the targeted population. Mr. Browne continued: …

Several Activities For Statistics Week

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The importance of statistics to a country and its people will soon be highlighted when the Barbados Statistical Service (BSS) hosts Statistics Week. Improving the Lives of People – Advancing the Action Plan for Statistics in CARICOM, is the theme of the week, which starts on Caribbean Statistics Day on Sunday, October 15, with a service at the Better Life …

Index Of Retail Prices For March 2017

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The Index of Retail Prices for March 2017 stood at 172.9 points, representing a decline of 0.3 per cent when compared to the 173.5 points recorded the previous month. According to the Barbados Statistical Service, increases were recorded for Furnishings, Household Equipment and Routine Household Maintenance by 3.6 per cent; Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas and Other Fuels by 2.2 per …

Annual Unemployment Stats For 2016

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Barbados’ unemployment rate for 2016 stood at 9.7 per cent, a decrease of 1.6 percentage points from the 11.3 per cent recorded at the end of 2015. This is according to statistics derived from the Barbados Statistical Service’s Continuous Household Labour Force Survey, which indicated that the unemployment rate among males stood at 9.3 per cent and 10.1 per cent …