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Collated figures from Labour Survey 2011 available online

Survey conducted earlier this year gathered national data on employment in the jurisdiction. A PDF of the tables of the collated figures is available for download. 

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Monday, September 12, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011

The Department of Statistics has published the collated figures from the Labour Survey 2011, which it conducted April 25 to May 1 this year.

Due to the 2010 Census of Population and Housing, a survey was not conducted in 2010, therefore the labour force components cover a two-year period during which time the number of persons in the labour force increased by 6,055 or 3.3 per cent, totaling 190,075 persons.


Women were the main contributors to this increase accounting for 78 per cent of the 6,055, with their numbers growing by 5.3 per cent compared to men for whom the increase was 1.4 per cent.

Though the size of the labour force was larger than two years previously, the actual participation rate declined by 1.1 percentage points. The participation rate for women held steady, but that of males fell by 2.3 percentage points.

The results of the survey are available online on the website and the final report will be completed and disseminated later this month, according to the department.

Download the labour survey tables here.

The Central Bank of The Bahamas has released its monthly report on economic and financial sector developments in the jurisdiction. Growth in construction and uptick in tourism underpinned the domestic economy during July.

The Bahamas government signed an Economic Technical Cooperation Agreement with the People's Republic of China this week, bringing the total value of bilateral technical agreements between the two countries to around $30 million. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Brent Symonette (pictured at left) greets Vice Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, Wang Qishan, September 10. (BIS Photo/Kris Ingraham - more photographs after the jump)

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