Labour force, Employment and Unemployment

Highlights

Fourth quarter 2010

1. Employment of Mauritians is estimated at 537,700 at the fourth quarter of 2010 compared to 542,200 at the third quarter of 2010 and 536,400 at the fourth quarter of 2009.

2. The unemployment rate is estimated at 7.2% for the fourth quarter of 2010 compared to 7.6% at third quarter of 2010. It stood at 6.3% at the fourth quarter of 2009.

3. The main characteristics of the unemployed at the fourth quarter of 2010 were:

(i) There were 41,600 unemployed comprising 13,100 males (31%) and 28,500 females (69%).

(ii) 15,300 or about 37% of the unemployed were aged below 25 years.

(iii) About 44% (18,400) of the unemployed were single. Among males, the majority (73%) was single while among females, the majority (69%) was ever married.

(iv) Some 9,000 or 22% had not reached the Certificate of Primary Education (CPE) level or equivalent and a further 16,700 (40%) did not have the Cambridge School Certificate (SC) or equivalent.

(v) 7,800 (19%) had been looking for work for more than one year.

(vi) 14,100 (34%) were looking for a first job.

(vii) 4,400 or 11% of the unemployed were heads of households.

(viii) 4,000 (10%) lived in households with no employed persons.

Year 2010
4. Employment of Mauritians increased by 11,300 from 524,800 in 2009 to 536,100 in 2010.

5. Unemployment rate stood at 7.8% in 2010 compared to 7.3% in 2009.


March 2011

More: Labour force, Employment and Unemployment - Fourth Quarter 2010

Introduction

Table1: Labour market activity by status, 4th Quarter 2009 to 4th Quarter 2010
Table 2: Labour force characteristics by age and sex, 4th Quarter 2010
Table 3: Employment by industrial activity, 4th Quarter 2009 to 4th Quarter 2010
Table 4: Employment by occupational group, 4th Quarter 2009 to 4th Quarter 2010
Table 5: Employment by hours worked, 4th Quarter 2009 to 4th Quarter 2010
Table 6: Unemployment by educational attainment, 4th Quarter 2009 to 4th Quarter 2010
Table 7: Unemployment by age, 4th Quarter 2009 to 4th Quarter 2010
Table 8: Unemployment by work experience, 4th Quarter 2009 to 4th Quarter 2010
Table 9: Economically inactive population by reason, 4th Quarter 2009 to 4th Quarter 2010

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