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Labour force, Employment and Unemployment - First Quarter 2012


Highlights
 
First quarter 2012
 
  1. Employment of Mauritians is estimated at 535,500 at the first quarter of 2012 compared to 541,800 at the fourth quarter of 2011 and 535,600 at the first quarter of 2011.
 
  1. The unemployment rate is estimated at 7.6% for the first quarter of 2012 compared to 7.5% at the fourth quarter of 2011 and 8.3% at the first quarter of 2011.
 
3.   The main characteristics of the unemployed at the first quarter of 2012 were:
 
(i)         The 44,000 unemployed comprised 18,900 males (43%) and 25,100 females (57%).
 
(ii)        17,500 or about 40% of the unemployed were aged below 25 years. 
 
(iii)       About half of the unemployed were single. Among males, the majority (70%) was single while among females, the majority (64%) was ever married.
 
(iv)       Some 8,300 or 19% had not reached the Certificate of Primary Education (CPE) level or equivalent and a further 17,500 (40%) did not have the Cambridge School Certificate (SC) or equivalent.
 
(v)        10,000 (23%) had been looking for work for more than one year.
 
(vi)       15,000 (34%) were looking for a first job.
 
(vii)      6,500 or 15% of the unemployed were heads of households.
 
  1. 6,600 (15%) lived in households with no employed persons.
 
Year 2012
  1. Employment of Mauritians is expected to increase by 1,200 from 536,700 in 2011 to 537,900 in 2012.
 
  1. Unemployment rate is expected to increase marginally from 7.9% in 2011 to 8.0% in 2012.
 
 
June 2012
Table 1: Labour market activity by status, 1st Quarter 2011 to 1st Quarter 2012
 
Table 2: Labour force characteristics by age and sex, 1st Quarter 2012
 
Table 3: Employment by industrial activity 1, 1st Quarter 2011 to 1st Quarter 2012
 
Table 4: Employment by occupational group 1, 1st Quarter 2011 to 1st Quarter 2012
 
Table 5: Employment by hours worked, 1st Quarter 2011 to 1st Quarter 2012
 
Table 6: Unemployment by educational attainment, 1st Quarter 2011 to 1st Quarter 2012
 
Table 7: Unemployment by age, 1st Quarter 2011 to 1st Quarter 2012
 
Table 8: Unemployment by work experience, 1st Quarter 2011 to 1st Quarter 2012
 
Table 9: Economically inactive population by reason, 1st Quarter 2011 to 1st Quarter 2012
 
Annual labour force estimates based on data from different data sources, 2004 - 2012
 
 
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