This country’s Prime Minister Dr Hon Ralph Gonsalves has indicated that figures from the National Insurance Services NIS show that since the year 2000, there have been more than 6000 registered persons employed.
Dr Gonsalves spoke to this during a press briefing held on Monday of this week at Cabinet Room.
The Prime Minister further noted that there are now over 2000 active employers in the country in comparison to the year 2000 when there were some 1700 employers.
PM Gonsalves pointed out that an increase of more than 80% in wages has been recorded by the NIS over the past 17 years.
Gonsalves noted that the average wage per person was over 12-thousand per annum and added that, under his ruling ULP administration, there has been an increase to about $21-thousand dollars per year, per person.