Labour force, Employment and Unemployment - Fourth Quarter 2009

Highlights

Fourth quarter 2009

1. Employment of Mauritians is estimated at 536,400 at the fourth quarter of 2009 compared to 527,300 at the third quarter of 2009 and 532,300 at the fourth quarter of 2008.

2. The unemployment rate for the fourth quarter of 2009 is estimated at 6.3% compared to 7.4% at the third quarter of 2009 and 6.2% at the fourth quarter of 2008.

3. The main characteristics of the unemployed at the fourth quarter of 2009 were:

(i) There were 35,800 unemployed comprising 13,500 males (38%) and 22,300 females (62%).

(ii) 13,800 (6,600 males and 7,200 females) or about 39% of the unemployed were below 25 years.

(iii) 16,700 (47%) unemployed persons were single. Among males, the majority (69%) was single while among females, the majority (69%) was ever married (including widowed, divorced or separated).

(iv) 8,000 or 22% had not reached the Certificate of Primary Education (CPE) level or equivalent and a further 14,800 (41%) did not have the Cambridge School Certificate (SC) or equivalent.

(v) 8,800 (25%) had been looking for work for more than one year.

(vi) 12,100 (34%) were looking for a first job.

(vii) 5,100 or 14% of the unemployed were heads of households.

(viii) 5,800 (16%) lived in households with no employed persons.

Year 2009
4. Employment of Mauritians increased by 5,800 from 519,000 in 2008 to 524,800 in 2009.

5. Unemployment rate increased from 7.2% in 2008 to 7.3% in 2009.

March 2010

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Introduction

Table 1 – Survey estimates and seasonally adjusted quarterly estimates of unemployment rate, 2008 – 2009

Table 2 - Estimated labour force, employment, unemployment and inactive population by sex, 4th quarter 2008 & 2009

Table 3 - Quarterly estimates of labour force, employment, unemployment and inactive population by sex, 2008 - 2009

Table 4 - Percentage distribution of the employed population by industrial sector and sex, 4th quarter 2008 & 2009

Table 5 - Percentage distribution of the employed population by occupation group and sex, 4th quarter 2008 & 2009

Table 6 - Percentage distribution of the employed population by employment status and sex, 4th quarter 2008 & 2009

Table 7 - Percentage distribution of the employed population by sex and number of hours worked during the survey reference week, 4th quarter 2008 & 2009

Table 8 - Percentage distribution of the unemployed population by age and sex, 4th quarter 2008 & 2009

Table 9 - Percentage distribution of the unemployed population by marital status and sex, 4th quarter 2008 & 2009

Table 10 - Percentage distribution of the unemployed population by educational attainment and sex, 4th quarter 2008 & 2009

Table 11 - Percentage distribution of the unemployed population by duration of unemployment and sex, 4th quarter 2008 & 2009

Table 12 - Percentage distribution of the unemployed population with work experience by industrial sector, 4th quarter 2008 & 2009

Table 13 - Percentage distribution of the unemployed population by job search method and sex, 4th quarter 2008 & 2009

Table 14 - Percentage distribution of the inactive population by inactivity status and sex, 4th quarter 2008 & 2009

Annex

 

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