There has been a decline in productivity in the labour force over the past four decades. Between the years 1976 and 2017, Jamaica’s labour productivity growth was negative. But what is responsible for this low

The possible elements contributing to the decline and potential solutions were explored on the Panel Discussion on CVM LIVE. The unproductive labour force has been identified as a hindrance to the government’s five percent growth in four years plan

But what is responsible for this low productivity?

Chairperson of the private sector of Jamaica, Gender Affairs and Disability Affairs Committee, Renee Morrison-May believes the gap between genders in the work force is an obvious cause of lack of productivity.

Columnist Dr Raulston Nembhard suggests an investment in human resource and development can also improve productivity.