Labour force, Employment and Unemployment

Highlights

Second Quarter 2011

Second quarter 2011

1. Employment of Mauritians is estimated at 531,400 at the second quarter of 2011 compared to 535,600 at the first quarter of 2011 and 541,900 at the second quarter of 2010.

2. The unemployment rate is estimated at 8.0% for the second quarter of 2011 compared to 8.3% at the first quarter of 2011 and 7.6% at the second quarter of 2010.

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

(i) The 46,200 unemployed comprised 19,700 males (43%) and 26,500 females (57%).

(ii) 16,000 or about 35% of the unemployed were aged below 25 years.

(iii) About 47% (21,700) of the unemployed were single. Among males, the majority (75%) was single while among females, the majority (74%) was ever married.

(iv) Some 8,700 or 19% had not reached the Certificate of Primary Education (CPE) level or equivalent and a further 20,200 (44%) did not have the Cambridge School Certificate (SC) or equivalent.

(v) 17,700 (38%) had been looking for work for more than one year.

(vi) 14,700 (32%) were looking for a first job.

(vii) 5,100 or 11% of the unemployed were heads of households.

(viii) 7,200 (16%) lived in households with no employed persons.

Year 2011 forecast

4. Employment of Mauritians is expected to increase by 4,500 from 536,100 in 2010 to 540,600 in 2011.

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


September 2011

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

Table 1: Labour market activity by status, 2nd Quarter 2010 to 2nd Quarter 2011
Table 2: Labour force characteristics by age and sex, 2nd Quarter 2011
Table 3: Employment by industrial activity, 2nd Quarter 2010 to 2nd Quarter 2011
Table 4: Employment by occupational group, 2nd Quarter 2010 to 2nd Quarter 2011
Table 5: Employment by hours worked, 2nd Quarter 2010 to 2nd Quarter 2011
Table 6: Unemployment by educational attainment, 2nd Quarter 2010 to 2nd Quarter 2011
Table 7: Unemployment by age, 2nd Quarter 2010 to 2nd Quarter 2011
Table 8: Unemployment by work experience, 2nd Quarter 2010 to 2nd Quarter 2011
Table 9: Economically inactive population by reason, 2nd Quarter 2010 to 2nd Quarter 2011

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