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Jamaica by the numbers, 2014 edition

Published:Thursday | January 1, 2015 | 12:00 AM

35,302

Births

(preliminary 2014)

17,125

Deaths

(preliminary 2014)

999

Murders

(as of December 30)

1,049

Shootings

(as of December 13)

857

Robberies

(as of December 13)

$20.1b

Net International Reserves (as of November 2014)

Exchange rate

(10-day average)

US$1 - J$113.9,

CAN$ - J$98.6,

GBP - J$178.6

US$1,109m

Export Earnings

(as of September 2014)

US$4,393.3m

Import Expenditure

(as of September 2014)

13.8%

Unemployment Rate

(as of July 2014)

450,865

Students in public

schools (2013-2014)

327

Road deaths

(as of December 31)

J$5,600

Minimum Wage - (40h week) $8,198.8

for Security guards