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Over 30,000 in Mauritius without a job for almost a year

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Over 30,000 in Mauritius without a job for almost a year

Around 30,700 out of the 42,800 people who are unemployed in Mauritius in the third quarter of 2022 have been looking for a job for up to one year.

According to latest figures from Statistics Mauritius, around 26,600 (62%) of the unemployed were single.

Some 24,300 (57%) of the unemployed did not have the Cambridge School Certificate (SC) or equivalent and among them 2,500 had not even passed the Primary School Achievement Certificate (PSAC)/Certificate of Primary Education (CPE) or equivalent.

Some 5,900 or 14% of the unemployed were heads of households while around 10,900 (25%) lived in households with no employed persons.

Some 15,400 or about 36% of the unemployed were aged between 16 to 24 years.

Some 524,800 were employed Q3:2022 compared to 515,500 in Q2:2022 and 476,100 in Q3:2021.

The unemployment rate for Q3:2022 was estimated at 7.5%, compared to the rate of 8.1% Q2:2022 and the rate of 9.5% Q3:2021.

Source: Statistics Mauritius

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