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GDPThe Jamaican economy grew by 0.7 per cent for the fourth quarter of 2015 when compared to the similar quarter of 2014. This resulted from increased output levels in both the Goods Producing Industries of 1.2 per cent and the Services Industries of 0.6 per cent. The positive performance of the Goods Producing Industries was influenced by increased activities in Manufacturing (6.2 per cent) and Construction (0.6 per cent). The growth in the Manufacturing industry was influenced by growth in both the Food, Beverages & Tobacco and Other Manufacturing sub-industries. Improvement in the Construction industry was due to an increase in non-residential projects including the continued infrastructural developments on hotels and increased in civil engineering activities and rehabilitation works. However, the Agriculture, Fishing & Forestry and the Mining & Quarrying industries both declined. Agriculture, Fishing & Forestry was impacted by drought conditions which persisted for much of the year and the Mining & Quarrying was affected by lower demand for bauxite.3/31/20166/30/2016
CPIIn March 2016 there was a 0.1 per cent decline in the All Jamaica ‘All Divisions’ Consumer Price Index which was 229.3. The index for the highest weighted division, ‘Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages’, moved downwards by 0.5 per cent.4/15/20165/15/2016
LFSThe main findings of the January 2016 Labour Force Survey, conducted by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) are presented below. The reference week for this survey was December 13-19, 2015.4/29/20167/29/2016

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