Guyana has the 5th Highest Unemployment Rate Among CARICOM Member States

An unemployment rate of 11.4 percent represents a sizable portion of the labour force without the opportunity to pursue their own economic prosperity and contribute to the creation of wealth in the economy. Lawmakers concerned about improving the economic and social well-being of families and economic growth should adopt policies that would stimulate the economy, encourage private investments and create job good paying jobs.

Unbalanced Growth: Guyana’s Manufacturing and Agriculture Sectors Declined by 10 Percent Each, Despite Economic Growth of 3.3 Percent in 2016

The significant decline in manufacturing and agriculture output and the slowdown in services sector activities indicate a major shift from stable growth to more high-risk growth in the economy. Despite a positive overall growth, output in the manufacturing and agriculture sectors dropped by 10 percent each. The government should adopt policies to restore consumer confidence and thus private consumption spending, and attract new investments to boost growth.