Labour force, Employment and Unemployment

Highlights

First Quarter 2011

First quarter 2011

1. Employment of Mauritians is estimated at 535,600 at the first quarter of 2011 compared to 537,700 at the fourth quarter of 2010 and 524,400 at the first quarter of 2010.

2. The unemployment rate is estimated at 8.3% for the first quarter of 2011 compared to 7.2% at the fourth quarter of 2010 and 8.4% at the first quarter of 2010.

3. The main characteristics of the unemployed at the first quarter of 2011 were:

(i) The 48,500 unemployed comprised 19,000 males (39%) and 29,500 females (61%).

(ii) 18,800 or about 39% of the unemployed were aged below 25 years.

(iii) About 47% (23,000) of the unemployed were single. Among males, the majority (71%) was single while among females, the majority (68%) was ever married.

(iv) Some 10,000 or 21% had not reached the Certificate of Primary Education (CPE) level or equivalent and a further 19,100 (40%) did not have the Cambridge School Certificate (SC) or equivalent.

(v) 17,800 (37%) had been looking for work for more than one year.

(vi) 17,100 (35%) were looking for a first job.

(vii) 6,600 or 14% of the unemployed were heads of households.

(viii) 6,400 (13%) lived in households with no employed persons.

Year 2011 forecast

4. Employment of Mauritians is expected to increase by 8,400 from 536,100 in 2010 to 544,500 in 2011.

5. Unemployment rate is expected to be 7.8% in 2011, same level as in 2010.


June 2011

More: Labour force, Employment and Unemployment - First Quarter 2011

Table 1: Labour market activity by status, 4th Quarter 2009 to 4th Quarter 2010

Table 2: Labour force characteristics by age and sex, 1st Quarter 2011

Table 3: Employment by industrial activity, 1st Quarter 2010 to 1st Quarter 2011

Table 4: Employment by occupational group, 1st Quarter 2010 to 1st Quarter 2011

Table 5: Employment by hours worked, 1st Quarter 2010 to 1st Quarter 2011

Table 6: Unemployment by educational attainment, 1st Quarter 2010 to 1st Quarter 2011

Table 7: Unemployment by age, 1st Quarter 2010 to 1st Quarter 2011

Table 8: Unemployment by work experience, 1st Quarter 2010 to 1st Quarter 2011

Table 9: Economically inactive population by reason, 1st Quarter 2010 to 1st Quarter 2011

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