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‘Govt Unable to Hire for More Surveys,’ Says Folks – -15 BAIC Employees Sent Home

Following the release of the unemployment statistics last week, officials revealed that some other surveys which could be done more frequently are not because of inadequate staff and according to Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes, that will be the case for a little while longer. Mr. Foulkes said yesterday that it is normal for countries […]

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Unemployment Rate Drops to 9.9%

The Department of Statistics released its unemployment statistics last week which revealed that the unemployment rate in The Bahamas has dropped by 1.7 percent from 11.6 percent to 9.9 percent. The drop is due to the increased number of employed people which now sits at 7,770 versus a decreased number of unemployed people which translates […]

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Minor Issues Experienced as Verification Begins

Following one working day of that controversial verification and restatement process, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest told reporters that there were a few minor issues, but overall he is satisfied with how things played out thus far. The issues of long lines he spoke of were attributed to confusion as it […]

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