Unemployment in Belize

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Belize - Unemployment

First quarter growth was likely subdued following the sharp slowdown in the final quarter of 2018. Merchandise exports tumbled in Q1 amid shrinking shipments of citrus products, and the adverse timing of bulk sugar deliveries which hampered sugar exports in the quarter. Nevertheless, tourist and cruise ship arrivals rose at a brisk pace in January and February, which should have bolstered growth in Q1. On the political front, a majority of Belizeans voted in a referendum on 8 May to request a hearing with the International Court of Justice for a decision on a longstanding territorial dispute with Guatemala. This could help end the bilateral conflict and the uncertainty it brings.

Belize - Unemployment Data

2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  
Unemployment Rate14.2  12.1  10.2  11.1  9.7  

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Belize Unemployment
Note: Unemployment in % of active population.
Source: Central Bank of Belize.

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