Monday, August 12, 2019

Young women more likely to be jobless

 Department of Statistics Senior Statistician Cypreanna Winters

By Royston Jones Jr.

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Despite possessing higher academic qualifications that their male counterparts, unemployment was higher among women in The Bahamas, according to the latest Labour Force Survey.

The survey was released by the Department of Statistics last Friday.

According to the data, the unemployment rate declined nationally from 10.7 per cent to 9.5 per cent during the six-month period.

While unemployment decreased in New Providence and Grand Bahama, the rate of joblessness increased in Abaco.

The unemployment rate for women dropped to 9.9 percent as of May 2019, compared to the 9.2 percent among men.

At the time of the survey, there were 22,635 people unemployed — 11,230 women and 11,405 men.

Among the 237,525 people employed, 102,730 were women and 112,160 were men.  Read more >>