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Economy Update: End of April 2016

April 2016’s instalment of diGJamaica’s monthly Economy Update is here. Interesting takeaways include: Jamaica experiencing a period of deflation (decreasing of price levels), as the YTD inflation rate is-1.3% up to March 2016 The continued depreciation of the Jamaican dollar

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 5, 2016

Paulwell Backs Phillips, Bunting Confirms Eye On PNP Presidency. As talk of leadership change continues to swirl around the People’s National Party (PNP), two of the potential aspirants have shown their hands, while President Portia Simpson Miller appears to be standing

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Economy Update: End of February 2016

Above is diGJamaica’s Economy Update for February 2016, showing the performance of key economic indicators and the percentage change compared to 12 months ago. For the percentage change comparison, green boxes or text indicate that the category’s value has improved since last

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 19, 2016

JLP Launches ‘Credible, Realistic, Practical And Bankable’ Manifesto. Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) leader Andrew Holness yesterday brought a surplus of adjectives to describe the party’s 2016 manifesto he dubbed ‘The Partnership for Prosperity’… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com We Want Work, Says

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 13, 2016

Educated Beggars – Warmington Says Graduates Turning To Mendicancy Due To Joblessness. South West St Catherine Member of Parliament (MP) Everald Warmington is urging the Government to immediately establish a special programme geared specifically at providing employment and support for the

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 15, 2015

Beggars’ Boulevard – Mendicants Line The Streets, Blame Joblessness, Misfortune For State Of Being. If you have travelled by the intersection of Cross Roads and Caledonia Avenue in St Andrew, you might have seen Dane Robotham hailing motorists or waiting patiently

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Economy Update: End of October 2015

    Above, is the October instalment of our monthly Economy Updates. Noteworthy stories include the Main Index of the JSE showing continued growth and reports that unemployment is at a three year low. For more information on Jamaica’s economic performance, check

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 13, 2015

Jamaicans Bemoan Joblessness, Crime And Violence – Portia Gets F For Promises Made At Swearing-In. Nearly 100 per cent of Jamaicans polled by Bill Johnson in September cited joblessness and crime and violence as the most pressing problems facing the country

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28,000 Jobs Over 5 Years Is A Mere Drop In The Bucket

Members of the People’s National Party (PNP) painted the town orange yesterday for the party’s 77th annual conference. Party president and Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller used the opportunity to tout her administration’s job creation record though the Jamaica Emergency Employment

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A Brief Look At Unemployment In Jamaica

Fundamentally, the number of persons actively seeking work but are unemployed is caused by three main factors: Cyclical factors – including seasonal unemployment, for example, low tourism arrival in a particular season means fewer people are needed to work in

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