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

2607, 2019

Producer Price Index declined 0.5% for June 2019

Date: July 26, 2019 The Producer Price Index for the Mining and Quarrying industry posted a decline by 0.5% for June 2019. The movement was a result of the major group, ‘Bauxite Mining & Alumina

1907, 2019

U.S. unemployment rates lowered in June in 6 states

Date: July 19, 2019 The Bureau of Labour Statistics reported today that, “unemployment rates were lower in June in 6 states and stable in 44 states and the District of Columbia.” Last year, there were

1807, 2019

Jamaica’s Labour Force Survey April 2019

Date: July 18,  2019 Total employed labour force increased by 29,900, in April 2019 compared to April 2018, with the unemployment rate amounting to 7.8% as stated by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN). Of

1507, 2019

U.S. PPI for all items increases by 0.1% for June 2019

Date: July 15, 2019 June’s Producer Price Index for final demand recorded a 0.1% increase, seasonally adjusted, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report released on July 12, 2019. Final demand prices

1107, 2019

Gas Price Movement- July 11, 2019

Date: July 11, 2019 Brent Oil Brent oil prices increased by 5.67% or US$3.59, as prices increased this week relative to the prior week. Oil traded on July 11, 2019 at a price of US$66.89

1107, 2019

U.S. CPI for all items inches up 0.1% for June 2019

Date: July 11, 2019 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) recorded a 0.1% increase in June on a seasonally adjusted basis, the same increase as in May according to the U.S. Bureau

Net International Reserves

Unemployment Rate

Monthly Inflation Rate

Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Central Government Operations

J$ Millions Provisional –Apr-June 2019 Budget – Apr-June 2019
Revenue & Grants 153,850.40 150,956.60
Fiscal Balance (Surplus +/ Deficit -) 12,819.50 7,246.30
Primary Balance (Surplus +/ Deficit -) 37,925.40 35,460.90