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Geralyn Edward

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Statistics yesterday showing that Barbados’ unemployment level jumped to 12.1 per cent at the end of June, were removed from the website of the Central Bank of Barbados in the evening.
At the end of March this year, ten per cent of the island’s population was out of work.
But a bank official, who requested anonymity, told the WEEKEND NATION that the figures should not have been posted and were uploaded to the website “in error”.
“The numbers that were [up]loaded would have been provisional numbers by the Barbados Statistical Service (BSS). They are provisional because they are based on a survey [BSS] implemented that we are now having technical discussions with them to go through the details of how the numbers were being derived . . . . It is a provisional number that is being investigated,” the Central Bank official pointed out.
Read the full story in today’s WEEKEND NATION.