Sunday, July 22, 2012
The research unit in the Barbados Finance and Economic Affairs Ministry reports that unemployment from January to March reached 11.8 per cent.
Statistics derived from the Continuous Household Labour Force Survey indicated that the unemployment rate among males stood at 10.5 per cent and 13.1 per cent among females.
The distributive sectors ? wholesale and retail trade ? accounted for the bulk of jobs in Barbados during the first quarter of 2012, with 19,900 jobs, followed by construction, mining and quarrying with 14,100 jobs, accommodation and food service with 12,000 jobs, while office jobs accounted for 8700 people