Unemployment in Jamaica

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Jamaica - Unemployment

Unemployment continued to fall year-on-year through April, which, coupled with robust tourist arrivals growth in recent months, bodes well for the Q2 GDP outturn. The trade deficit, however, widened in the January–May period, due to a higher oil import bill and despite strong export growth. On 20 July, Moody’s upgraded Jamaica’s credit rating outlook from stable to positive, citing ongoing fiscal consolidation efforts, which have lowered the debt-to-GDP ratio and the interest burden. Moreover, moving from direct to indirect taxation has widened the tax base and further improved the macroeconomic outlook.

Jamaica - Unemployment Data

2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  
Unemployment Rate15.3  13.7  13.5  13.2  13.0  

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