Labour force, Employment and Unemployment - Year 2009

Highlights


1. The labour force for year 2009 was estimated at 566,300 (358,100 males and 208,200 females) and employment at 524,800 (342,300 males and 182,500 females).

2. The estimated number of unemployed for 2009 was 41,500 (15,800 males and 25,700 females). The unemployment rate worked out to 7.3% (4.4% for male and 12.3% for female).

3. Change from 2008 to 2009
a. Labour force increased by 6,900 from 559,400 to 566,300
b. Activity rate dropped marginally from 59.2% to 59.1%. Male activity rate declined from 76.6% to 76.1% while female activity rate increased from 42.4% to 42.6%
c. Employment increased by 5,800 from 519,000 to 524,800 driven by an increase of 4,500 in female employment while male employment increased by 1,300
d. Unemployment rate increased marginally from 7.2% to 7.3%. Male unemployment rate increased from 4.1% to 4.4% while female unemployment rate dropped from 12.7% to 12.3%.

4. Situation in 2009
a. The workforce was made up of twice as many men as women.
b. Most of the workers were employees.
c. The tertiary sector was the main source of jobs for Mauritians.
d. Unemployed women outnumbered unemployed men though they were generally more qualified.

5. Evolution from 2001 to 2009
a. Men are more economically active than women but the gap is decreasing over time
b. Female employment is increasing faster than male employment
c. The tertiary sector is becoming increasingly important in terms of employment
d. Unemployment rate has been increasing to reach a peak in 2005; it then decreased till 2009 when a slight upward trend was observed.

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Introduction

Table 1 - Estimated labour force, employment, unemployment and inactive population by
sex, 2008 & 2009

Table 2 - Labour force, employment and unemployment by age group and sex - 2009

Table 3 – Employed population by marital status and sex - 2009

Table 4 – Employed population by employment status and sex - 2009

Table 5 - Mean hours of work per week by employment status and sex - 2009

Table 6 - Average monthly income (Rs) from employment by employment status and sex - 2009

Table 7 - Employed population by industrial sector and sex - 2001 & 2009

Table 8 - Average monthly income (Rs) from employment by industrial sector and sex - 2009

Table 9 - Mean length of service by industrial sector and sex - 2009

Table 10 - Mean hours of work per week by industrial sector and sex - 2009

Table 11 - Employed population by occupational group and sex - 2001 & 2009

Table 12 - Average monthly income (Rs) from employment by occupational group and sex -
2009

Table 13 - Unemployment rate (%) by age group and sex - 2009

Table 14 – Unemployed population by marital status and sex - 2009

Table 15 – Unemployed population by educational attainment and sex - 2009

Table 16 - Unemployed population by method of job search and sex - 2009

Table 17 - Unemployed population by type of job willing to accept and sex - 2009

Table 18 - Inactive population by inactivity status and sex - 2009

Table 19 - Age specific activity rate (%) by sex - 2001 & 2009

Table 20 - Unemployment rate (%) by sex, 2001 - 2009

Annex

 

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