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Labour Force, Employment and Unemployment (based on the results of the CMPHS) - 2nd Quarter 2018

 Highlights

 
Second quarter 2018

 

1.   Employment of Mauritians is estimated at 541,500 at the second quarter of 2018 compared to 549,400 at the second quarter of 2017 and 540,000 at the first quarter of 2018.

 

 
2.   The unemployment rate for the second quarter of 2018 is estimated at 7.0%, lower than the rates of 7.2% at the second quarter 2017 and 7.1% at the first quarter of 2018.
 
3.  The main characteristics of the unemployed at the second quarter of 2018 were:
 
(i)       The 40,500 unemployed comprised 18,500 males (46%) and 22,000 females (54%).
 
(ii)      21,500 or about 53% of the unemployed were aged below 25 years.
 
(iii)     Around 28,200 (70%) of the unemployed were single. Among males, the majority (85%) was single compared to 56% among the females.
 
(iv)    Some 2,400 or 6% had not reached the Certificate of Primary Education (CPE) level or equivalent and a further 11,800 (29%) did not have the Cambridge School Certificate (SC) or equivalent.
 
(v)      34,800 (86%) had been looking for work up to one year.
 
(vi)      13,800 (34%) were looking for a job for the first time.
 
(vii)    3,100 or 8% of the unemployed were heads of households.
 
(viii)    5,500 or 14% lived in households with no employed persons.
 
 
 Forecast - Year 2018           
 
4.    Employment is expected to increase by 3,500 in 2018 to reach 548,600 compared to 545,100 in 2017.

 

5.    Unemployment rate for 2018 is forecasted at 6.9%, lower than the rate of 7.1 % for 2017.

 

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 September 2018