The Statistical Institute of Jamaica STATIN is reporting that Jamaica’s unemployment rate declined to 7.1%, as of October 2021.
Director-General of STATIN Carol Coy notes that the October 2021 labour force survey, shows that this is a decline of 3.7%, relative to October 2020.
The unemployment rate for females, however, remains some 3.5% higher than that of males.
Meantime, Miss Coy notes that females recorded the larger increase in employment, with a growth of 8.5% employment.
She says there were increases in the number of people employed across all age groups.
Most industries saw increases in their employed labour force.
Miss Coy was speaking at a media briefing yesterday (Mon).