Labour force, Employment and Unemployment

Highlights

Year 2010

1. The labour force for year 2010 was estimated at 581,300 (362,400 males and 218,900 females) and employment at 536,100 (345,700 males and 190,400 females).

2. The estimated number of unemployed for 2010 was 45,200 (16,700 males and 28,500 females). The unemployment rate worked out to 7.8% (4.6% for male and 13.0% for female).

3. Change from 2009 to 2010
a. Labour force increased by 15,000 from 566,300 to 581,300
b. Activity rate increased from 59.1% to 59.8%. Male activity rate remained unchanged at 76.1% while female activity rate rose from 42.6% to 44.2%
c. Employment increased by 11,300 from 524,800 to 536,100 driven by an increase of 7,900 in female employment while male employment increased by 3,400
d. Unemployment rate increased from 7.3% to 7.8%. Male unemployment rate increased from 4.4% to 4.6% and female unemployment rate from 12.3% to 13.0%.
4. Situation in 2010
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 2010
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 an upward trend was observed.

More: Labour force, Employment and Unemployment - Year 2010

Table 1 - Estimated labour force, employment, unemployment and inactive population by sex, 2009 & 2010
Table 2 - Labour force, employment and unemployment by age group and sex - 2010
Table 3 – Employed population by marital status and sex - 2010
Table 4 – Employed population by employment status and sex - 2010
Table 5 - Mean hours of work per week by employment status and sex - 2010
Table 6 - Average monthly income (Rs) from employment by employment status and sex - 2010
Table 7 - Employed population by industrial sector and sex - 2001 & 2010
Table 8 - Average monthly income (Rs) from employment by industrial sector and sex - 2010
Table 9 - Mean length of service by industrial sector and sex - 2010
Table 10 - Mean hours of work per week by industrial sector and sex - 2010
Table 11 - Employed population by occupational group and sex - 2001 & 2010
Table 12 - Average monthly income (Rs) from employment by occupational group and sex - 2010
Table 13 - Unemployment rate (%) by age group and sex - 2010
Table 14 – Unemployed population by marital status and sex - 2010
Table 15 – Unemployed population by educational attainment and sex - 2010
Table 16 - Unemployed population by method of job search and sex - 2010
Table 17 - Unemployed population by type of job willing to accept and sex - 2010
Table 18 - Inactive population by inactivity status and sex - 2010
Table 19 - Age specific activity rate (%) by sex - 2001 & 2010
Table 20 - Unemployment rate (%) by sex, 2001 - 2010

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