Jamaica is a Caribbean country with beaches, mountains, and rainforests making it a beautiful and popular tourist destination. As a former colony of Britain, Jamaica’s political environment is relatively stable with the only parties since independence being the Social Democratic People’s National Party and the Conservative Jamaica Labor Party.  Jamaica has a strong national identity and culture expressed through its music and food. It is home to reggae music culture and famous musicians such as Bob Marley as well as the revolutionary, Marcus Garvey, who fought for the rights and freedom of black people. It is also the birthplace of Rastafarianism, a popular and countercultural religious identity reflected through art and. English is the dominant language in Jamaica but with a distinctive linguistic style which is different from other English speakers.

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Average Monthly Earnings

Employment-to-Population Ratio

Unemployment Rate

Employment by Sector

Agriculture 18.1%
Industry 15.4%
Services 66.5%

Employment Distribution by Education

Age 15+

Less than Basic 5.9 %
Basic 12.4%
Intermediate 30.1%
Advanced 51.6%
Level Not Stated 0%

Age 15-24

Less than Basic 0.4%
Basic 2.2%
Intermediate 46.4%
Advanced 50.9%
Level Not Stated 0%

Age 15-64

Less than Basic 4.4%
Basic 11.5%
Intermediate 30.3%
Advanced 53.8%
Level Not Stated 0%

Age 25+

Less than Basic 6.5%
Basic 13.3%
Intermediate 28.6%
Advanced 51.6%
Level Not Stated 0%

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