Unemployment in Jamaica

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Jamaica - Unemployment

The economy likely remained in the doldrums in Q3 amid the fallout from the global pandemic, after contracting sharply in Q2. Another steep drop in merchandise imports in July points to still-weakened domestic demand at the start of the quarter. Moreover, private consumption should have remained downbeat in Q3 overall as some containment measures remained in place, which likely also weighed on capital expenditure. In addition, tourist arrivals continued to fall sharply through September. On the other hand, remittances continued to grow sturdily in July after surging in June, which should have provided some support to household spending. Turning to the fourth quarter, prospects are less gloomy, although the recent resurgence of new Covid-19 cases globally suggests the external sector could feel the pinch from lower trade levels and still-muted tourist inflows.

Jamaica - Unemployment Data

2015   2016   2017   2018   2019  
Unemployment Rate13.5  13.2  11.6  9.1  7.7  

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