Economic Highlights 2017-09-16T16:03:33-05:00

1008, 2020

Net International Reserves- July 2020

Net International Reserves- July 2020 Jamaica’s Net International Reserves (NIR) totaled US$2,758.36 million as at July 2020, reflecting a decrease of US$190.90 million relative to the US$2,949.26 million reported at the end of June 2020

708, 2020

U.S. unemployment claims lower for the week ended August 1

August 7, 2020 The seasonally adjusted initial claims, advance estimate, fell to 1,186,000, a decrease of 249,000 for the week ending August 1 from the prior week's revised level, according to the U.S. Department of Labour (DOL). The

408, 2020

Government Operations Results for June 2020

Government Operations Results for June 2020 For the period of April to June 2020, the GOJ reported Total Revenues & Grants of $122.65 billion, $7.90 billion more than the Government’s projection. Furthermore, year over year,

3007, 2020

US GDP falls 32.9% for Q2 2020

July 30, 2020   U.S. real gross domestic product (GDP) contracted 32.9% for the second quarter of 2020, subsequent to a 5% decline for the first three months of 2020 as the economy experienced a

2307, 2020

U.S. unemployment claims higher for the week ended July 18

July 23, 2020 The seasonally adjusted initial claims, advance estimate, rose to 1,416,000, an increase of 109,000 for the week ending July 18 from the prior week's revised level, according to the U.S. Department of Labour (DOL).

Net International Reserves

Unemployment Rate

Monthly Inflation Rate

Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Central Government Operations

J$ Millions Provisional – Apr-May 2020 Budget – Apr-May 2020
Revenue & Grants 74,620.60 70,958.10
Fiscal Balance (Surplus +/ Deficit -) -22493.90 -26,762.30
Primary Balance (Surplus +/ Deficit -) -5,680.00 -9,922.70