Tag: Economics and Statistics Office

Cayman’s 2017 imports highest for ten years

Cayman’s 2017 imports highest for ten years

| 20/06/2018 | 9 Comments
(CNS): The increase in the price of oil and the volume imported was behind a surge in the value of imports to Cayman last year of more than $23 million. But in a sign of improving economic fortunes for some residents, people living in Cayman also purchased a lot more goods. Figures from the Economic [...]

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ESO begins work to update household register

ESO begins work to update household register

| 28/05/2018 | 29 Comments
(CNS): The Economics and Statistics Office has begun collecting basic housing information across the three Cayman Islands in order to update its Household Register. The public is asked to cooperate with staff from the office who will be visiting addresses on the register, which is used as the sampli [...]

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Unemployment up to 4.9% despite robust economy

Unemployment up to 4.9% despite robust economy

| 26/04/2018 | 175 Comments
(CNS): The newly published 2017 autumn Labour Force Survey has revealed that the unemployment rate in Cayman increased at the end of last year when compared to both the 2016 seasonal survey and the 2017 spring survey. The latest statistics from the Economics and Statistics Office show overall unempl [...]

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Work begins on latest Labour Force Survey

Work begins on latest Labour Force Survey

| 16/04/2018 | 1 Comment
(CNS): The general public is being urged to cooperate with trained interviewers from the Economics and Statistics Office who began work Sunday on the Spring Labour Force Survey (LFS). Around 1,500 randomly selected households are scheduled for participation in the electronic questionnaire that col [...]

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ESO gets to work on annual business statistics

ESO gets to work on annual business statistics

| 13/04/2018 | 16 Comments
(CNS): Businesses are being asked to complete survey forms over the next few weeks as the Economics and Statistics Office begins its annual work measuring the economic performance of industries in Cayman for 2017. Forms were hand-delivered, mailed and emailed to businesses that produce goods and ser [...]

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Cayman economy grew more than expected

Cayman economy grew more than expected

| 19/03/2018 | 26 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands gross domestic product (GDP) is estimated to have grown by 2.4% in the first nine months of 2017, an increase of  0.3% on the projected forecast. Officials from the Economics and Statistics Office showed economic activity was up across most sectors last year but it also l [...]

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Domestic workers will be included in survey

Domestic workers will be included in survey

| 16/11/2017 | 6 Comments
(CNS): The Economics and Statistics Office will begin visiting sample homes across Cayman where domestic workers are employed as part of the 2017 Occupational Wage Survey (OWS). The ESO has already started surveying businesses and government departments, but beginning today, Thursday 16 November, t [...]

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More work needed to improve local statistics

More work needed to improve local statistics

| 23/10/2017 | 8 Comments
(CNS): The finance minister has admitted that Cayman’s local statistics are underdeveloped when compared to some countries in the region and there is still a long way to go to create a public sector-wide statistical system. Speaking to a group of regional statisticians Monday, Roy McTaggart outlin [...]

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ESO starts new job survey for HR database

ESO starts new job survey for HR database

| 11/10/2017 | 12 Comments
(CNS): An important step in the government’s promised overhaul of the work permit system and the country’s jobs landscape is beginning this month with a new survey by the Economics and Statistics Office. Officials from the ESO will be undertaking the first comprehensive Occupational Wage [...]

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Population reaches historic high

Population reaches historic high

| 05/10/2017 | 107 Comments
(CNS): At the end of 2016 the population of the Cayman Islands had reached an historic recorded high of 61,361 people, according to the latest Compendium of Statistics released by the Economics and Statistics Office. Caymanians now make up 55.6% of the population, the lowest proportion of locals t [...]

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Rents push up cost of living

Rents push up cost of living

| 03/10/2017 | 48 Comments
(CNS): The average prices of goods and services in the Cayman Islands, as estimated by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), increased by 2.2% in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016. The increase in the price index was largely fueled by a 7.9% rise in the price index for res [...]

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