This section illustrates the Barbados labor force by occupation as seen in the below graph. As of end of December 2013, the estimated labour force in Barbados stood at 144,2001. Of the 144,200, 127,400 are currently employed within the private and public sector.
The Unemployment Rate as of December 2013 stood at 11.7 %. This figure represented an increase of 0.9 % from the rate of 10.8 % recorded during the same period in 2012.
1 Source: Barbados Statistical Service – Labour Force Survey 3rd Quarter 2013