More males than females jobless
It appears that more Barbadian men are out of work these days than their female counterparts, based on the latest employment statistics released by Government.
They show that during the last quarter of 2015, the average rate of unemployment stood at 10.2 per cent, with joblessness among males at 11.7 per cent, compared to 8.6 per cent among females.
“These statistics are based on data produced by the Barbados Statistical Service and derived from the Continuous Household Labour Force Survey,” said the Economic Affairs Division in a release issued this evening by the Barbados Government Information Service.
During the period under review, the total number of people employed stood at 130,300; of whom 64,800 were males and 65,500 were females.
On the flipside, the total figure for joblessness stood at 14,800, including 8,600 males and 6,200 females.
“In total, the number of persons in the labour force stood at 145,100. The number of persons not actively looking for work, hence excluded from the labour force, was 76,900 persons,” it added.