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High number of jobless a worry


High number of jobless a worry

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Barbados’ continued high unemployment has a senior trade unionist as well as a private sector leader worried.

Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB) president Edwin O’Neal said there was “still too significant a number” of Barbadians not working.

Barbados Private Sector Association chairman Trisha Tannis said the country was “basically . . . sitting on 17 per cent unemployment at the moment” and hoped there would be a positive trickle-down impact from an expected tourism recovery.

Tannis, co-chair of the Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation programme Monitoring Committee, and O’Neal, a member, were speaking yesterday during the Social Partnership body’s presentation of its 12th public report. (SC)


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