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April 01, 2014

Unemployment at 8% in 2013

According to the latest report from Statistics Mauritius, the unemployment rate for 2013 was 8%, or 45,500 unemployed. 39% of the unemployed are under the age of 25 years, reveals the document.

age of 25 years, reveals the document.

The labor force grew to 578,700 in 2013. The activity rate for the fourth quarter of 2013 was

Combined 60.5%, 0.9% higher compared to the same period in 2012. The activity rate for men was 76.3% and 45.4% among women in the last quarter of 2013.

535,300 people were employed at the end of December 2013, 13,500 more than in 2012. The number of male employment increased to 339,300 (8 400) while among women it increased to 196 000 (5 100).

In the fourth quarter of 2013, there were 17,500 unemployed men and 25,900 unemployed women. Approximately 16,800 of them, or 39% of the unemployed were under 25 years. Half of the unemployed were single. 14% of unemployed, 6,100 individuals for their share of heads of families. 6,800 unemployed have failed the test of Certificate of Primary Education (CPE) while 12,600 of them do not have a Cambridge School Certificate (SC).

Note also that 33,300 unemployed people looking for work for a year while 10 100 people seeking work for more than twelve months. Only 15,800 unemployed registered in the database of the Employment Service. The inactive population is estimated at 377,900 in the fourth quarter of 2013. This figure includes 111,000 men and 266,900 women. Men 46% are retired and 35% is students. While among women, 55% of them are housewives. Retirees and students represent 17% each.

 

 

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