During the same month, the number of unemployed who have registered totaled 19,038, or 5,244 men and 13,784 women. In total, the number of unemployed totaled 38,088 last March, 20,260 women and 17,828 men. The Ministry of Labour and Industrial Relations, it insists it is a distinction in the number of job seekers because the numbers can be misleading.
During the same month, the Ministry of Labour said, noted that the majority of unemployed men were in the age group of 16-29 years, about 68% of job seekers for March . 44% of women in the same age group have applied for a job.
Statistics from the Ministry of Labour and Industrial Relations also indicate that among the unemployed in March, 19% have never attended school or do not have a Certificate of Primary Education (CPE).
About 11% of them have the CPE as a qualification. 33% of them have pursued studies to Form V, without obtaining a School Certificate (SC). The percentage of young people with a Certififcate School is looking for a job in March was 22%. About 11% have a HSC and 5%, a degree after pursuing their higher education. In general, the Division of Employment Ministry of Labour, women who want to be hired are more qualified than men. Among the 19 038 job seekers at the end of March, 24% of them have registered for one year while 20% maintain their registration for at least three years.
These statistics also show the number of job seekers is falling. In February 2013, the number stood at 19,261 against 19,038 in March 2013. Among the 19,038 unemployed who have registered, 3,493 have never worked and has no professional qualifications. "Some 25% were classified as “Clerical Support Workers” and about 13% were engaged in “Elementary occupations”. Some 16% were classified as “Service and Sales workers”. 5% were classified as managers, professionals "according to a document issued by the Division of Employment Ministry of Labour and Industrial Relations.