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Labour Force, Employment and Unemployment (Based on CMPHS) - 1st Quarter 2020
First quarter 2020
Employment of Mauritians is estimated at 549,900 at the first quarter of 2020 compared to 546,000 at the first quarter of 2019 and 557,200 at the fourth quarter of 2019.
The unemployment rate for the first quarter of 2020 is estimated at 7.1%, compared to the rate of 6.9% at first quarter 2019 and the rate of 6.4% at the fourth quarter of 2019.
3. The main characteristics of the
unemployed at the first quarter of 2020
18,700 or about 45% of the unemployed were aged below 25 years.
(ii) Around 25,500 (61%) of the unemployed were not yet married. The majority of males (79%) were not yet married compared to 47% among the females.
20,400 (49%) of the unemployed
did not have the Cambridge School Certificate (SC) or equivalent and among them, 4,200 had not even passed the Certificate of Primary Education (CPE) or equivalent.
%) had been looking for work for up to one year.
%) were looking for
a job for the first time
%) were registered at the Employment Service
%) young persons aged 16 to 24 years, not yet married and looking for a first job. Some
possessed a qualification below
4,300 or 10% of the unemployed were heads of households.
6,700 (16%) lived in households with no employed persons.