Labour force, Employment and Unemployment

Highlights

Third Quarter 2011

Third quarter 2011

1. Employment of Mauritians is estimated at 537,800 at the third quarter of 2011 compared to 531,400 at the second quarter of 2011 and 542,200 at the third quarter of 2010.

2. The unemployment rate is estimated at 7.9% for the third quarter of 2011 compared to 8.0% at the second quarter of 2011 and 7.6% at the third quarter of 2010.

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

(i) The 45,900 unemployed comprised 19,500 males (42%) and 26,400 females (58%).

(ii) 17,600 or about 38% of the unemployed were aged below 25 years.

(iii) About 52% (23,800) of the unemployed were single. Among males, the majority (75%) was single while among females, the majority (65%) was ever married.

(iv) Some 8,400 or 18% had not reached the Certificate of Primary Education (CPE) level or equivalent and a further 18,400 (40%) did not have the Cambridge School Certificate (SC) or equivalent.

(v) 10,400 (23%) had been looking for work for more than one year.

(vi) 15,400 (34%) were looking for a first job.

(vii) 4,800 or 10% of the unemployed were heads of households.

(viii) 6,700 (15%) lived in households with no employed persons.

Year 2011 forecast

4. Employment of Mauritians is expected to increase by 1,500 from 536,100 in 2010 to 537,600 in 2011.

5. Unemployment rate is expected to increase marginally from 7.8% in 2010 to 7.9% in 2011.


December 2011

 

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

Table 1: Labour market activity by status, 3rd Quarter 2010 to 3rd Quarter 2011

Table 2: Labour force characteristics by age and sex, 3rd Quarter 2011

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

Table 4: Employment by occupational group, 3rd Quarter 2010 to 3rd Quarter 2011

Table 5: Employment by hours worked, 3rd Quarter 2010 to 3rd Quarter 2011

Table 6: Unemployment by educational attainment, 3rd Quarter 2010 to 3rd Quarter 2011

Table 7: Unemployment by age, 3rd Quarter 2010 to 3rd Quarter 2011

Table 8: Unemployment by work experience, 3rd Quarter 2010 to 3rd Quarter 2011

Table 9: Economically inactive population by reason, 3rd Quarter 2010 to 3rd Quarter 2011

Table 10: Annual labour force estimates based on data from different data sources, 2003 - 2011

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