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

2906, 2020

Q1 2020 US GDP falls 5% based on third estimate

June 29, 2020 Real gross domestic product (GDP) declined at an annual rate of 5% for the first quarter of 2020 according to the third estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). However,

2606, 2020

U.S. Personal Income fell $874.2 billion in May

June 26, 2020 In May, personal income fell $874.2 billion (4.2%) in the U.S, according to estimates released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Disposable personal income (DPI) decreased $911.1 billion (4.9%) and personal consumption

2506, 2020

U.S. unemployment claims lower for the week ended June 20

June 25, 2020 For the week ended June 20, seasonally adjusted initial claims declined by 60,000 to 1,480,000 from the previous week’s revised level. Claims for the prior week was 1,540,000 following an upward revision of

2506, 2020

Gas Price Movement – June 25, 2020

Brent Oil Brent oil prices decreased by 2.77% or US$1.15, as prices declined this week relative to the prior week. Oil traded on June 25, 2020 at a price of US$40.36 per barrel relative to

1806, 2020

Gas Price Movement -June 18, 2020

June 18, 2020 Brent Oil Brent oil prices increased by 7.44% or US$2.87, as prices rose this week relative to the prior week. Oil traded on June 18, 2020 at a price of US$41.42 per

1806, 2020

U.S. unemployment claims lower for the week ended June 13

June 18, 2020 For the week ended June 13, seasonally adjusted initial claims declined to 1,508,000 from the previous week’s level. Claims for the prior week was 1,566,000 following an upward revision of 24,000 from 1,542,000.

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