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Statistics Mauritius>Labour force, Employment and Unemployment -– Second Quarter 2012

Labour force, Employment and Unemployment -– Second Quarter 2012


Highlights
Second quarter 2012
1. Employment of Mauritians is estimated at 548,300 at the second quarter of 2012 compared to 535,500 at the first quarter of 2012 and 531,400 at the second quarter of 2011.
2. The unemployment rate is estimated at 8.2% for the second quarter of 2012 compared to 8.0% at both the first quarter of 2012 and the second quarter of 2011.
3. The main characteristics of the unemployed at the second quarter of 2012 were:
(i) The 48,900 unemployed comprised 20,100 males (41%) and 28,800 females (59%).
(ii) Around 22,300 (46%) of them were aged below 25 years.
(iii) About 55% of the unemployed were single. Among males, the majority (80%) was single while among females, the majority (61%) was ever married.
(iv) Some 7,800 or 16% had not reached the Certificate of Primary Education (CPE) level or equivalent and a further 21,900 (45%) did not have the Cambridge School Certificate (SC) or equivalent.
(v) 11,300 (23%) had been looking for work for more than one year.
(vi) 18,900 (39%) were looking for a job for the first time.
(vii) 4,500 or 9% of the unemployed were heads of households
(viii) 5,800 (12%) lived in households with no employed persons.
Year 2012
4. Employment of Mauritians is expected to increase by 1,300 from 536,700 in 2011 to 538,000 in 2012.
5. Unemployment rate is expected to increase marginally from 7.9% in 2011 to 8.0% in 2012.
September 2012
 
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