31 Jul 2019 Estudio Económico de América Latina y el Caribe
Although the growth performance has been mixed in the Caribbean year, on averaged the economies posted an economic growth of 0.7 per cent in 2016. The goods producers achieved -3.1 per cent growth, due to weak commodity prices. While the service producers achieved 2.1 growth. Despite the anemic growth performance, the region managed to decrease its unemployment rate to 11.2 per cent in 2016, relative to the 15.2 per cent experienced in the previous year.