GDP in Jamaica

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The economy likely performed well in the fourth quarter on the back of a solid tourism sector and a healthy labor market. In October, the unemployment rate declined in year-on-year terms, while employment increased, most notably among women, which should have supported private consumption. However, the labor-market improvement also came in part on the back of a decrease in the labor force, while youth unemployment, chiefly among males, remained high. Looking at the external sector, export revenue rose in the first 11 months of the year thanks to the extractive sector, although the trade deficit widened nonetheless in the same time frame on a higher oil import bill.

Jamaica - GDP Data

2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  
Economic Growth (GDP, annual variation in %)0.5  0.7  0.9  1.4  0.5  

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