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Statistics Mauritius (under the aegis of the Ministry of Finance & Economic Development)
Statistics Mauritius>Survey of Employment and Earnings-March 2012 (Preliminary results)

Survey of Employment and Earnings-March 2012 (Preliminary results)


Highlights
 
Change in employment from March 2011 to March 2012
1.       Employment in large establishments increased by 130 from 303,650 (191,123 males and 112,527 females) to 303,780 (190,830 males and 112,950 females).
 
2.       Main changes in employment were registered in the following industry groups:
 
 
Professional, scientific and technical activities +734
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles +526
Information and communication +487
Education +386
Manufacturing -746
Agriculture, forestry and fishing -552
                                                                        
3.       Employment in the General Government Sector decreased by 998 from 73,534 (48,044 males and 25,490 females) to 72,536 (47,065 males and 25,471 females). Male employment decreased by 979 while female employment also decreased by 19.
 
4.       Employment in large Export Oriented Enterprises (EOE) decreased by 649 from 54,616 (22,316 males and 32,300 females) to 53,967 (22,271 males and 31,696 females).
 
5.       The number of foreign workers increased by 1,183 from 22,362 (12,807 males and 9,555 females) to 23,545 (14,164 males and 9,381 females).
 
Change in average earnings from March 2011 to March 2012
6.         Overall average monthly earnings in large establishments increased by 5.4% from Rs19,967 to Rs 21,041. A general upward trend was observed in all industry groups with highest increases in ‘Transportation and storage’ (13.9%), ‘Manufacturing’ (11.5%), ‘Agriculture, forestry and fishing’ (10.1%) and ‘Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles’ (8.8%).
 
7.       Average monthly earnings in the large EOE went up by 10.3% from Rs 10,213 to Rs 11,267.
Statistics Mauritius
September 2012