Jamaica employment information

IndexJamaicaIowaNational
Income per capita$18,686$27,621$28,555
Median household income$40,625$52,716$53,482
Median income owner occupied$48,750$64,199$68,142
Median income renter occupied$30,833$29,226$33,219
Median earnings male$25,938$36,237$36,116
Median earnings female$18,646$24,406$25,692
Unemployment rate2.7%3.7%5.8%
Poverty level4.9%12.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Jamaica is 35% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Jamaica is 24% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Jamaica is 54% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Jamaica is 69% lower than the national average.

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Jamaica median earnings by income bracket

Jamaica employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry6.2%0.0%
Manufacturing sector40.0%0.0%
Financial & insurance services0.0%4.5%
Wholesale & retail services20.0%36.4%
Public administration7.7%6.8%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities1.5%6.8%
Education, health & social services3.1%18.2%
Other21.5%6.8%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Lake Panorama, IA1,196$83,21456%
Ogden, IA2,199$52,5002%
Bayard, IA488$47,79811%
Panora, IA1,241$46,97012%
Jefferson, IA4,296$45,69415%
Jamaica, IA224$40,62524%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Cobalt, MO224$30,00044%
Elkton, OR224$41,25023%
Fieldon, IL224$54,3752%
Chesterfield, IL224$51,1364%
Mount Gretna Heights, PA224$54,7412%
Jamaica, IA224$40,62524%
Source: The Jamaica, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.