You may be trying to access this site from a secured browser on the server. Please enable scripts and reload this page.
Turn on more accessible mode
Turn off more accessible mode
Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Turn off Animations
Turn on Animations
Back to GOV portal
Update My Profile
Change My Password
Labour force, Employment and Unemployment – Third Quarter 2021
Employment of Mauritians is estimated at 476,100 in the third quarter of 2021 compared to 466,600 in the second quarter of 2021 and 507,400 in the third quarter of 2020.
The unemployment rate for the third quarter of 2021 is estimated at 9.5%, compared to the rate of 10.5% at the second quarter of 2021 and the rate of 10.4% at the third quarter of 2020.
The number of persons considered to be outside the labour force is estimated at 484,200 in the third quarter of 2021 compared to 486,000 in the second quarter of 2021 and 436,700 in the third quarter of 2020.
The main characteristics of the unemployed at the third quarter of 2021 were:
The 49,800 unemployed comprised 29,300 males (59%) and 20,500 females (41%).
Around 27,900 (56%) of the unemployed were single; males (59%) and females (52%).
Some 26,500 (53%) of the unemployed did not have the Cambridge School Certificate (SC) or equivalent and among them 9,400 had not even passed the Primary School Achievement Certificate (PSAC)/Certificate of Primary Education (CPE) or equivalent.
Around 31,500 (63%) had been looking for work for up to one year.
Some 18,400 (37%) were looking for a job for the first time.
Around 23,900 (48%) were registered at the Employment Service Information Centre.
Some 8,300 or 17% of the unemployed were heads of households.
Around 13,200 (27%) lived in households with no employed persons.
Some 14,600 or about 29% of the unemployed were aged between 16 to 24 years.
There were 9,300 (19%) young persons aged 16 to 24 years, not yet married and looking for a first job. Some 2,400 possessed a qualification below SC.
23 December 2021