Labour force, Employment and Unemployment 
4th Quarter 2008
Highlights 

1.   The unemployment rate for the fourth quarter of 2008 is estimated at 6.2% compared to 7.2% at the third quarter 2008 and the fourth quarter 2007.

2. The table below gives the main estimates of labour force, employment and unemployment.

 

    4th Quarter Year  3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Year 
    2007 2007 2008 2008 2008 
 Labour force 546,100  548,900  558,800  567,300  559,400 
  Male 352,400  353,600  353,900  358,000  355,600 
  Female 193,700  195,300  204,900  209,300  203,800 
  Employed 506,800  502,100  518,600  532,300  519,000 
  Male 338,100  335,000  339,700  346,700  341,000 
  Female 168,700  167,100  178,900  185,600  178,000 
  Unemployed 39,300  46,800  40,200  35,000  40,400 
  Male 14,300  18,600  14,200  11,300  14,600 
  Female 25,000  28,200  26,000  23,700  25,800 
  Unemployment rate (%)          
  Both Sexes 7.2  8.5  7.2  6.2  7.2 
  Male 4.1  5.3  4.0  3.2  4.1 
  Female 12.9  14.4  12.7  11.3  12.7 
             
 

3.   The main characteristics of the unemployed at the fourth quarter of 2008 were:

 (i)  There were 35,000 unemployed comprising 11,300 males (32%) and 23,700 females (68%).

 (ii) Around 11,300 or about 32% of the unemployed were below 25 years.

(iii)About 40% (13,900) of the unemployed were single. Among males, the majority (8,500 or 75%) was single while among females, the majority (18,300 or 77%) was ever married (including widowed, divorced or separated).

(iv)Some 8,700 or 25% had not attained the Certificate of Primary Education (CPE) level or equivalent and a further 15,700 (45%) did not have the Cambridge School Certificate (SC) or equivalent.

(v)Around 7,200 (20%) had been looking for work for more than one year.

 (vi)Around 10,500 (30%) were looking for a first job.

(vii) 4,200 or 12% of the unemployed were heads of households. 

(viii) 5,400 (15%) lived in households with no employed persons.

4. Unemployment rate for the year 2008 is estimated at 7.2% against 8.5% in 2007.

 

March 2009

More: Labour force, Employment and Unemployment  - 4th Quarter  2008

Introduction

Table 1 – Actual and seasonally adjusted quarterly unemployment rates, Q1 2007 – Q4 2008

Table 2 - Estimated labour force, employment, unemployment and inactive population by sex, 4th quarter 2007 & 2008

Table 3 - Quarterly estimates of labour force, employment, unemployment and inactive population by sex, 2007 - 2008

Table 4 - Percentage distribution of the employed population by industrial sector and sex, 4th quarter 2007 & 2008

Table 5 - Percentage distribution of the employed population by occupation group and sex, 4th quarter 2007 & 2008

Table 6 - Percentage distribution of the employed population by employment status and sex, 4th quarter 2007 & 2008

Table 7 - Percentage distribution of the employed population by sex and number of hours worked during the survey reference week, 4th quarter 2007 & 2008

Table 8 - Percentage distribution of the unemployed population by age and sex, 4th quarter 2007 & 2008

Table 9 - Percentage distribution of the unemployed population by marital status and sex, 4th quarter 2007 & 2008

Table 10 - Percentage distribution of the unemployed population by educational attainment and sex, 4th quarter 2007 & 2008

Table 11 - Percentage distribution of the unemployed population by duration of unemployment and sex, 4th quarter 2007 & 2008

Table 12 - Percentage distribution of the unemployed population with work experience by industrial sector, 4th quarter 2007 & 2008

Table 13 - Percentage distribution of the unemployed population by job search method and sex, 4th quarter 2007 & 2008

Table 14 - Percentage distribution of the inactive population by inactivity status and sex, 4th quarter 2007 & 2008

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