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Labour Force, Employment and Unemployment (based on the results of Continuous Multi-Purpose Household Survey) 3rd Quarter 2016

 Highlights

 

 
Third quarter 2016
 
1.  Employment of Mauritians is estimated at 536,300 at the third quarter of 2016 compared to 536,500 at the third quarter of 2015 and 537,000 at the second quarter of 2016.
 
2.  The unemployment rate for the third quarter of 2016 is estimated at 7.6%, higher than the rate of 7.4% at both third quarter 2015 and second quarter 2016.
 
3.   The main characteristics of the unemployed at the third quarter of 2016 were:
 
       (i)   The 44,400 unemployed comprised 18,900 males (43%) and 25,500 females (57%).
 
       (ii)   9,100 or about 43% of the unemployed were aged below 25 years.
     
      (iii)   Around 26,200 (59%) of the unemployed were single. Among males, the majority  (75%) was single compared to 47% among the females.
 
      (iv)  Some 5,000 or 11% had not reached the Certificate of Primary Education (CPE) level or equivalent and a further 16,200 (36%) did not have the Cambridge School Certificate (SC) or equivalent.
 
       (v)  8,700 (20%) had been looking for work for more than one year.
 
       (vi)  15,100 (34%) were looking for a first job.
 
       (vii) 5,700 or 13% of the unemployed were heads of households.
 
       (viii) 7,900 or 18% lived in household with no employed persons.
 
 
Forecast Year 2016           
4.  Employment of Mauritians is expected to decrease by 1,800 to 536,500 in 2016 from 538,300 in 2015.
 

 

5.  Unemployment rate for the year 2016 is projected at 7.4%, lower than the rate of 7.9% for the year 2015.

 

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December 2016