Work was once a luxury enjoyed by many in the country, and a source of pride.
Now, it’s one of the reasons Jamaica’s unemployment rate stands at more than 10%.
The country has one of Africa’s highest unemployment rates, at about 15% for the country’s poorest and second highest after Botswana.
Unemployment has risen in many ways in the last few years, with many people relying on welfare benefits, unemployment insurance and the social security system to make ends meet.
The government has made a number of initiatives to help those in need.
It introduced a $1.5bn program to boost unemployment insurance benefits in 2018.
And the country has introduced a plan to tackle unemployment among youth.
But now, Jamaica’s working class has become one of its biggest challenges.
And a new report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research has found that many people are simply not employed, and many are struggling to make a living.
For many in Jamaica, the lack of employment is a daily reality.
The country’s unemployment figures are among the highest in Africa, with more than 15% of the workforce in the slums.
According to a 2017 study by the Economic Policy Institute, Jamaica has the highest proportion of people aged between 15 and 64 in poverty.
The median income for those in poverty is about $9,000 a year.
The problem is not limited to Jamaica.
In some African countries, such as Uganda, where unemployment has increased over the past year, many are unable to find work.
And in Nigeria, where the country is struggling to keep up with a massive migration crisis, unemployment has skyrocketed.
Some say it is time for the government to put an end to the stigma attached to being unemployed.
A new report by the Centre for Economic Policy Research found that in Jamaica there is a “disconnect between the work force and the labour market”.
The report also found that a lack of economic opportunity in Jamaica has contributed to the growth of social ills.
It also found a lack and lack of transparency in the process of unemployment insurance.
Many in the working class are frustrated that they cannot get an income and they are not getting the job and the security they need to get by, said Ejuan Arreaza, a researcher at the centre.
He said that while unemployment insurance has helped many people to get on the road to a better life, it is not enough.
“In the past we have talked about unemployment benefits as a solution, but we have not had enough.
So we need to see the jobless and the unemployed as a priority and not as a burden,” he said.
For the Jamaican working class, the problem is that jobs are being taken away.
For instance, some people in Jamaica are being forced to work for less than the minimum wage to survive.
“I have had to make sacrifices because I cannot survive on what I have,” said Tani Kiyot, a 20-year-old working at a local restaurant in Kingston.
Tani said he used to work at the restaurant in the hope of getting a better job and was given a letter telling him to quit.
“If I had been employed in the restaurant I would have been able to get a better salary,” he added.
In addition, many of the unemployed workers are facing a tough time finding work in the private sector.
The country is the second largest producer of cocoa beans in the world and produces about $200 million of cocoa every year, but the cocoa industry is in a severe decline.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) has reported that Jamaica has one the highest cocoa production and consumption rates in Africa.
“The people are not able to find a job because the government doesn’t want them to.
The government doesn.
It wants to make money,” said Ejuwah Bamba, a 24-year old working as a bus driver.
She said she had been struggling to get through her first week at work, and she was so exhausted that she would not take a break.
“It’s not just me.
My friends are struggling too,” she said.
Jamaica is the third largest cocoa producer in Africa behind Burkina Faso and Nigeria, and is also a key producer of sugar cane, palm oil and bananas.JAMAICA, a country of just 4.7 million people, is one of West Africa’s poorest countries, with an unemployment rate of 23%.
The poverty rate is nearly 40% among the countrys youth.
In recent years, the government has introduced new measures to combat unemployment.
In 2018, the country introduced a new program that provides free cash to unemployed workers.
It has also started providing monthly unemployment insurance checks to thousands of workers.
The plan is to provide cash benefits to more than 6,000 unemployed people in 2018 and 2019, but there are still some workers in need of assistance.
According the Centre’s latest report, the number of people in poverty in Jamaica is set to increase by 6% to 23.4 million by 2021.