Youth Unemployment Still High In Region

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Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, is hoping for concrete solutions to tackle the high incidence of youth unemployment. She made this comment recently, while addressing the Organization of American States’ Forum – Towards Concrete Solutions for Addressing Youth Unemployment in the Caribbean – at UN House. The Minister told her audience …

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 …

Unemployment Rates – Oct. – Dec. 2016

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The rate of unemployment for October to December 2016 stood at 9.0 per cent. This was a decrease of 1.2 percentage points from the rate of 10.2 per cent recorded for the same period in 2015. Statistics derived from the Continuous Household Labour Force Survey produced by the Barbados Statistical Service indicated that the unemployment rate among males stood at …

Byer Suckoo: Stop Abusing NIS Benefits

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Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, is reminding the Barbadian work force that there is no such thing as an entitlement to 26 weeks’ unemployment benefit. Addressing stakeholders attending the breakfast meeting to sensitise stakeholders about the proposed transition from the National Employment Bureau (NEB) to the Barbados Employment and Career Counselling …

250 Families To Benefit From Project

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A US$10 million dollar IDB funded project will benefit two hundred and fifty poverty-stricken Barbadian families. The project, entitled, Strengthening Human and Social Development in Barbados, aims to contribute towards the reduction of extreme poverty and unemployment across the island. During the launch of the initiative last Friday, Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steve Blackett, explained that the programme consists of three components: …

Social Care Ministry To Launch Project

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The Ministry of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development is preparing to launch a new project which aims to reduce extreme poverty and unemployment in Barbados. Entitled Strengthening Human and Social Development, the project, which is being funded by a US$10 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), seeks to reduce inter-generational poverty in Barbados over a specified five year period. …

Unemployment Stats For July To Sept. 2016

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The rate of unemployment for the third quarter (July to September) of 2016 stood at 10.2 per cent, a decrease of 1.1 percentage points from the rate of 11.3 per cent recorded for the same period in 2015. According to statistics derived from the Continuous Household Labour Force Survey, which is conducted by the Barbados Statistical Service, the unemployment rate …

Unemployment Stats – January To March 2016

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(Stock Image) For the first quarter (January to March) 2016, unemployment stood at 9.3 per cent. According to data produced by the Barbados Statistical Service, the unemployment rate among males stood at 8.7 per cent and 10.0 per cent among females. In the review period, the number of persons employed totaled 131,300; of whom 67,300 were males and 64,000 were …