Labour force, Employment and Unemployment –
Third Quarter 2009
Highlights

Third quarter 2009

1. Employment of Mauritians is estimated at 527,300 at the third quarter of 2009 compared to 517,700 at the second quarter of 2009 and 518,600 at the third quarter of 2008.

2. The unemployment rate for the third quarter of 2009 is estimated at 7.4% compared to 8.3% at the second quarter of 2009 and 7.2% at the third quarter of 2008.

3. The main characteristics of the unemployed at the third quarter of 2009 were:

(i) There were 42,100 unemployed comprising 14,900 males (35%) and 27,200 females (65%).

(ii) Around 15,800 or about 37% of the unemployed were below 25 years.

(iii) Around 41% (17,400) of the unemployed were single. Among males, the majority (70%) was single while among females, the majority (75%) was ever married (including widowed, divorced or separated).

(iv) Some 8,000 or 19% had not reached the Certificate of Primary Education (CPE) level or equivalent and a further 20,000 (47%) did not have the Cambridge School Certificate (SC) or equivalent.

(v) Around 10,500 (23%) had been looking for work for more than one year.

(vi) Around 14,000 (33%) were looking for a first job.

(vii) 6,200 or 15% of the unemployed were heads of households.

(viii) 4,800 (11%) lived in households with no employed persons.

Year 2009
4. Employment of Mauritians is expected to increase by 4,800 from 519,000 in 2008 to 523,800 in 2009.

5. Unemployment rate is expected to increase from 7.2% in 2008 to 7.7% in 2009.

December 2009

More: Labour force, Employment and Unemployment – Third Quarter 2009

Introduction

Table 1 – Survey estimates and seasonally adjusted quarterly estimates of unemployment rate, Q1 2008 – Q3 2009

Table 2 - Estimated labour force, employment, unemployment and inactive population by sex, 3rd quarter 2008 & 2009

Table 3 - Quarterly estimates of labour force, employment, unemployment and inactive population by sex, 2008 - 2009

Table 4 - Percentage distribution of the employed population by industrial sector and sex, 3rd quarter 2008 & 2009

Table 5 - Percentage distribution of the employed population by occupation group and sex, 3rd quarter 2008 & 2009

Table 6 - Percentage distribution of the employed population by employment status and sex, 3rd quarter 2008 & 2009

Table 7 - Percentage distribution of the employed population by sex and number of hours worked during the survey reference week, 3rd quarter 2008 & 2009

Table 8 - Percentage distribution of the unemployed population by age and sex, 3rd quarter 2008 & 2009

Table 9 - Percentage distribution of the unemployed population by marital status and sex, 3rd quarter 2008 & 2009

Table 10 - Percentage distribution of the unemployed population by educational attainment and sex, 3rd quarter 2008 & 2009

Table 11 - Percentage distribution of the unemployed population by duration of unemployment and sex, 3rd quarter 2008 & 2009

Table 12 - Percentage distribution of the unemployed population with work experience by industrial sector, 3rd quarter 2008 & 2009

Table 13 - Percentage distribution of the unemployed population by job search method and sex, 3rd quarter 2008 & 2009

Table 14 - Percentage distribution of the inactive population by inactivity status and sex, 3rd quarter 2008 & 2009

Annex

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