In August 2022, the monthly unemployment rate was 2.9 per cent .
• For the month under review, the unemployment rate for males was 3.1 per cent while the rate
for females stood at 2.6 per cent.
• The unemployment rate during August 2022 for persons aged 15 to 24 years (youth
unemployment rate) was 10.3 per cent while the rate for those between 25 and 74 years stood at 2.1 per cent.
During August 2022, the number of unemployed persons was 8,446, with the males and 25 to 74 age group being the major contributors to the overall level of unemployment. The seasonally adjusted number of unemployed youths amounted to 2,829, whereas those aged between 25 and 74 years stood at 5,617