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Jamaica’s Unemployment Rate Moves In The Right Direction

The unemployment rate decreased to 7.2% in October last year. This was included in the October 2019 labor force survey by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN).  That means the employed labor force went up by 2.4%. Clerks had the largest increase in employment – 109,400 people – with women leading the pack. Nigel Bell, Readers Bureau, Fellow Edited by […]


China’s Economy Continues To Gallop

China’s economy continues to show solid performance given its growth rate of 6.8% in the first quarter compared to the same period last year, according to official data, beating forecasts for the period. The growth rate for January to March was also above government’s 6.5% projection. The data shows resilience in the world’s second-largest economy, helped by strong consumer demand. […]