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Phillips to meet with STATIN over labour figures
2013-08-23 09:18:33 | (0 Comments)
Minister of Finance Dr Peter Phillips is to meet with representatives of the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) to review the recently released employment figures.
Dr Peter Phillips - File
Phillips made the disclosure during an interview on the Jamaica Information Service’s ‘Issues and Answers’ Programme recently.
He said he will be seeking greater particulars on what accounts for the figures.
Figures recently released by STATIN show an increased unemployment rate of 16.3 per cent.
According to STATIN, the incremental increase in the unemployment rate for the April 2013 Labour Force Survey was caused by the additional of 38,900 persons to the labour force.
It pointed out that only 8,000 of those individuals found employment, with 30, 200 remaining unemployed.
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