Youth Unemployment Rate in Jamaica decreased to 18.20 percent in the second quarter of 2019 from 19.70 percent in the first quarter of 2019. Youth Unemployment Rate in Jamaica averaged 28.45 percent from 2012 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 37 percent in the second quarter of 2013 and a record low of 18.20 percent in the second quarter of 2019.

Youth Unemployment Rate in Jamaica is expected to be 19.30 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Youth Unemployment Rate in Jamaica to stand at 19.80 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Jamaica Youth Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 20.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Jamaica Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 7.80 8.00 16.50 7.80 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 18.20 19.70 37.00 18.20 percent [+]
Population 2.73 2.73 2.73 1.63 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 105400.00 107500.00 215100.00 105400.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 64.70 64.20 65.50 61.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 1244500.00 1232700.00 1244500.00 1098700.00 [+]
Employment Rate 91.60 90.30 91.60 83.70 percent [+]


Jamaica Youth Unemployment Rate

This page provides - Jamaica Youth Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Jamaica Youth Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
18.20 19.70 37.00 18.20 2012 - 2019 percent Quarterly




Country Last Previous
South Africa 56.40 Jun/19
Spain 32.10 Jul/19
Italy 28.90 Jul/19
Turkey 24.80 Jun/19
India 23.70 Dec/18
France 19.20 Jul/19
Euro Area 15.60 Jul/19
Australia 11.70 Aug/19
Canada 11.50 Aug/19
United Kingdom 11.20 Jun/19
United States 8.60 Aug/19
South Korea 7.10 Aug/19
Netherlands 6.90 Aug/19
Germany 5.60 Jul/19
Japan 3.40 Jul/19
Switzerland 2.50 Aug/19


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