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  1. Jun 2, 2024 · With the Government’s focus on job creation, Jamaica managed to historically lower its unemployment rate to 4.2 per cent, bringing the economy close to full employment.

  2. Jun 2, 2024 · JAMAICA Employers’ Federation (JEF) says it is fully on board with the Government and trade unions to make the country’s first unemployment insurance scheme a reality.

  3. May 30, 2024 · Jamaica's economy grew by an estimated two per cent for the 2023/2024 fiscal year. James Stewart, Senior Director in charge of Economic Planning and Research at the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), says for the 12-month period, April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024, most industries registered growth, except for agriculture, construction and ...

  4. 2 days ago · According to the World Bank, Jamaica’s unemployment rate hovers around 8 per cent, with youth unemployment significantly higher. The struggle to secure stable, well-paying jobs is a common battle.

  5. May 21, 2024 · Unemployment can lead to higher payments from state and federal governments for unemployment benefits, food assistance, and Medicaid. Even those receiving government support can't spend at...

  6. May 29, 2024 · The performance for the review period primarily reflected the impact of increased external demand, higher levels of business and consumer confidence, increased agricultural output, and continued expansion in capacity utilization at alumina refineries.

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  8. May 30, 2024 · KINGSTON, Jamaica, (DPI) – The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) is reporting that the economy grew by an estimated 1.9 percent during the January to March 2024 quarter. Speaking during the PIOJ’s quarterly briefing on Tuesday May 28, senior director in the Economic Planning and Research Division, James Stewart, said the outturn ...

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