Labour force, Employment and Unemployment
4th Quarter 2008
2. The table below gives the main estimates of labour force, employment and unemployment.
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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.
More: Labour force, Employment and Unemployment - 4th Quarter 2008
Table 1 – Actual and seasonally adjusted quarterly unemployment rates, Q1 2007 – Q4 2008
2 - Estimated labour force, employment, unemployment and inactive population
by sex, 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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