Dominica is reported as having the third highest unemployment rate in the region, with young people aged 15-24 most affected.
Several Caribbean nations are currently experiencing high rates of unemployment, and based on statistical data from the Caribbean Development Bank, youth unemployment rates are among the highest in the world.
According to the report, the percentage of unemployment for poor households in Dominica is 40%, while non-poor households’ rate of unemployment is 16 percent.
There are currently ten Caribbean nations with the highest unemployment rates overall, they are: Grenada, St. Lucia, Dominica, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Belize, Puerto Rico, and Guyana.
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