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Labour Force Trends

Key Labour Market IndicatorsStatistics
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Main Indicators2021202020192018201720162015201420132012
Total Population  2,727,4502,728,1252,728,3002,729,6502,725,2252,719,9752,713,9252,706,875
Total Population 14 Years & Over  2,086,8252,087,4752,088,3002,088,7252,085,3502,081,3002,076,7252,071,300
Labour Force  1,349,0001,336,8251,360,3001,352,9251,316,5751,307,7251,308,4751,281,900
Male Labour Force  727,600720,875730,800729,250718,975715,025713,475702,975
Female Labour Force  621,400615,950629,500623,675597,600592,575595,000578,925
Labour Force Participation Rate  64.60%64.04%65.10%64.80%63.10%62.80%63.00%61.90%
Age Group2021202020192018201720162015201420132012
14-19  36,17533,65037,90040,95035,17534,65037,72535,375
20-24  168,950167,300176,200174,525164,350160,575165,075160,700
25-34  356,275353,150356,700354,400344,125347,200344,575338,000
35-44  317,525317,850320,500318,725314,625314,175314,725307,550
45-54  257,600255,875258,500259,575253,850251,750252,500250,700
55-64  144,450141,750141,800139,475139,050135,475132,750131,075
65 and Over  68,02567,25067,70065,27565,40063,65061,12558,500
Qualification Profile20212020
Trained Labour Force  
Untrained Labour Force  
Trained Labour Force (Certified)  
Trained Labour Force (Uncertified)   
Trained Labour Force (Certification Unknown)   
NOT STATED  
Industries2021202020192018201720162015201420132012
Agriculture, Hunting And Forestry & Fishing  192,725200,975201,100201,125210,125215,075210,650207,325
Mining and Quarrying  8,0256,8505,2006,2756,6757,2256,8506,125
Manufacturing  83,57583,97579,40084,80081,22580,82582,05087,200
Electricity,Gas and Water Supply  6,9506,5255,9007,1008,9259,1508,9008,225
Construction  121,850120,57597,800117,850106,900106,025107,250107,575
Wholesale & Retail Repair of Motor Vehicle & Equipment  260,875261,825238,100263,975253,075252,875252,800248,900
Hotel and Restaurant  122,300118,42599,200118,075110,125101,37599,12599,325
Transport,Storage and Communication  76,17576,67577,10078,35079,90081,30078,72579,300
Financial Intermediation  28,25027,17527,00028,02528,30027,50027,40027,325
Financing Ins., Real Estate & Business Services  ----------------
Real Estate, Renting and Business Activities  97,57590,90081,90083,15079,87573,20073,20063,125
Public Administration and Defence,Compulsory Social Security  70,12562,35060,40063,07559,60060,30060,65064,025
Education  76,25073,82569,30072,52574,70074,80077,05074,300
Health and Social Work  36,12535,57530,80032,60035,92535,25036,70030,475
Other Community, social and Personal Service Activities  77,07574,65067,30075,62566,77564,85064,20063,175
Private Household with Employed Persons  64,42564,52556,90070,32566,75067,95069,30071,300
Industry Not Specified (Incl. Extra-Territorial Bodies)  2,7004,5754,6006,5754,9255,7256,9004,775
NO PREVIOUS INDUSTRY  24,00027,4253,10043,47542,77544,27546,72539,425
Occupation Group2021202020192018201720162015201420132012
Professionals, Senior Officials and Technicians  273,525267,60017,393270,950271,900265,650259,250250,975
Clerks  107,72591,75094,65092,975129,525122,075121,225111,850
Service Workers and Shop and Market Sales Workers  317,575312,675312,925312,650264,325262,000267,175266,050
Skilled Agricultural and Fishery Workers  190,275197,750201,700195,575202,475206,875205,025202,225
Craft and Related Trades Workers  165,050165,125167,325163,675156,950155,300159,625166,850
Plant and Machine Operators and Assemblers  72,35072,80072,42572,25069,67566,62567,55066,350
Elementary Occupations  191,900194,925195,975194,300176,100181,150177,200175,625
Occupation not specified  6,6006,7756,2507,0752,8753,8004,7002,550
NO PREVIOUS OCCUPATION  24,00027,42536,30043,47542,75044,25046,72539,425
Source: Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) labour force data
Note: Missing Industry data is due to the revision of the Jamaica Industrial Classification (JIC), replacing the JIC 1987 with the JIC 2008. This revision led to the reclassification of some industries.
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