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Labour force, Employment and Unemployment - Third Quarter 2012


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Labour force, Employment and Unemployment - Third Quarter 2012
Highlights
 
Third quarter 2012
 
 
1. Employment of Mauritians is estimated at 549,300 at the third quarter of 2012 compared to 548,300 at the second quarter of 2012 and 537,800 at the third quarter of 2011.
 
2. The unemployment rate is estimated at 7.9% for the third quarter of 2012, same level as the third quarter of 2011. It stood at 8.2% at the second quarter of 2012.
 
3. The main characteristics of the unemployed at the third quarter of 2012 were:
 
(i) The 47,100 unemployed comprised 18,600 males (39%) and 28,500 females (61%).
 
(ii) Around 20,500 (44%) of them were aged below 25 years.
 
(iii) About 55% of the unemployed were single. Among males, the majority (75%) was single while among females, the majority (58%) was ever married.
 
(iv) Some 10,000 or 21% had not reached the Certificate of Primary Education (CPE) level or equivalent and a further 12,300 (26%) did not have the Cambridge School Certificate (SC) or equivalent.
 
(v) 13,100 (28%) had been looking for work for more than one year.
 
(vi) 16,500 (35%) were looking for a job for the first time.
 
(vii) 4,600 or 10% of the unemployed were heads of households
 
(viii) 5,300 (11%) lived in households with no employed persons.
 
 
Year 2012
 
4. Employment of Mauritians is expected to increase by 3,000 from 536,700 in 2011 to 539,700 in 2012.
5. Unemployment rate is expected to increase marginally from 7.9% in 2011 to 8.0% in 2012.
 
 
December 2012
 
 
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