Labour force, Employment and Unemployment –
Second Quarter 2009
Highlights

Second quarter 2009
1. Employment of Mauritians is estimated at 517,700 at the second quarter of 2009 compared to 518,000 at both the first quarter of 2009 and the second quarter of 2008.

2. The unemployment rate for the second quarter of 2009 is estimated at 8.3% compared to 8.0% at the first quarter of 2009 and 7.4% at the second quarter of 2008.

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

(i) There were 46,800 unemployed comprising 17,000 males (36%) and 29,800 females (64%).

(ii) Around 18,200 or about 39% of the unemployed were below 25 years.

(iii) Around 46% (21,700) of the unemployed were single. Among males, the majority (75%) was single while among females, the majority (70%) was ever married (including widowed, divorced or separated).

(iv) Some 8,900 or 19% had not reached the Certificate of Primary Education (CPE) level or equivalent and a further 20,600 (44%) did not have the Cambridge School Certificate (SC) or equivalent.

(v) Around 12,400 (26%) had been looking for work for more than one year.

(vi) Around 15,500 (33%) were looking for a first job.

(vii) 4,700 or 10% of the unemployed were heads of households.

(viii) 4,300 (9%) lived in households with no employed persons.

First semester 2009
4. Employment of Mauritians for the first semester of 2009 is estimated at 517,850 compared to 525,500 at the second semester of 2008 and 513,100 at the first semester of 2008.

5. The unemployment rate for the first semester of 2009 is estimated at 8.1% compared to 6.7% at the second semester of 2008 and 7.8% at the first semester of 2008.

Year 2009
6. Employment of Mauritians is expected to increase by 2,000 from 519,000 in 2008 to 521,000 in 2009.

7. Unemployment rate is expected to increase from 7.2% in 2008 to 8.1% in 2009.

September 2009

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

Introduction

Table 1 – Survey estimates and seasonally adjusted quarterly estimates of unemployment rate, Q1 2004 – Q2 2009

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

Table 5 - Percentage distribution of the employed population by occupation group and sex, 2nd quarter 2008 & 2009

Table 6 - Percentage distribution of the employed population by employment status and sex, 2nd quarter 2008 & 2009

Table 7 - Percentage distribution of the employed population by sex and number of hours worked during the survey reference week, 2nd quarter 2008 & 2009

Table 8 - Percentage distribution of the unemployed population by age and sex, 2nd quarter 2008 & 2009

Table 9 - Percentage distribution of the unemployed population by marital status and sex, 2nd quarter 2008 & 2009

Table 10 - Percentage distribution of the unemployed population by educational attainment and sex, 2nd quarter 2008 & 2009

Table 11 - Percentage distribution of the unemployed population by duration of unemployment and sex, 2nd quarter 2008 & 2009

Table 12 - Percentage distribution of the unemployed population with work experience by industrial sector, 2nd quarter 2008 & 2009

Table 13 - Percentage distribution of the unemployed population by job search method and sex, 2nd quarter 2008 & 2009

Table 14 - Percentage distribution of the inactive population by inactivity status and sex, 2nd quarter 2008 & 2009

Annex

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