Saint Lucia - Unemployment

Saint Lucia: Unemployment

Mnemonic LBU.ILCA
Unit Ths.
Quarterly 12.49 %
Data 2016 Q1 23.5
2015 Q4 20.89

Series Information

Source International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Release International Financial Statistics (IFS)
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 9/30/2002
End Date 3/31/2016

Saint Lucia: Labor

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Agriculture Employment 2017 15,210 14,673 # Annual
Labor Force 2016 97,935 96,719 # Annual
Labor Force Employment 2016 Q1 82.95 80.42 Ths. Quarterly
Total Employment 2016 Q1 82.95 80.42 Ths. Quarterly
Unemployment 2016 Q1 23.5 20.89 Ths. Quarterly
Unemployment Rate 2016 Q1 22.08 20.62 % Quarterly

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First published in January 1948, International Financial Statistics (IFS) has become the International Monetary Fund’s principal statistical publication. Acknowledged as a standard source of statistics on all aspects of international and domestic finance, IFS publishes, for most countries of the world, current data on exchange rates, international liquidity, international banking, money and banking interest rates, prices, production, international transactions (including balance of payments and international investment position), government finance, national accounts and population.

  • Measurements:
    • Unitary count (#)
    • IMF SDRs (XDR)
    • U.S. dollars at current prices (USD)
    • Euros at current prices (EUR)
    • At chained year-2010 prices (Ch. 2010 EUR)
    • Exchange rate (AAA per BBB)
    • Percent per annum (% p.a.)
    • Index relative to 1990
    • Index relative to 2010
    • Percent change year-over-year (% Y/Y)
  • Adjustments:
    • Seasonally adjusted (SA)
    • Not seasonally adjusted (NSA)
  • Native frequencies: Monthly, quarterly, annual
  • Start date: As early as 1929
  • Geo coverage:
    • 211 individual countries (I^^^)
    • 14 country-aggregates (I^^^^)
    • 4 other
  • All concept-geo pairs exist: No

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The data for the 10-year rate refers to the par yield rates. “Long term (in most cases 10 year) government bonds are the instrument whose yield is used as the representative "interest rate" for this area. Generally the yield is calculated at the pre-tax level and before deductions for brokerage costs and commissions and is derived from the relationship between the present market value of the bond and that at maturity, taking into account also interest payments paid through to maturity.”


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