Saint Lucia had a resident population estimated at 179,995 in 2019 and the labour force was estimated at 100,976 with an unemployment rate of approximately 16.8 percent.
Saint Lucia’s education system is fashioned after the British model with more recent modifications. It is governed by the provisions of the Education Act No. 41 of 1999 which makes it mandatory for students ages 5-15 to participate in the educational process. There are 74 primary and 23 secondary schools. The Sir Arthur Lewis Community College is the main tertiary level institution.