Mauritius Unemployment Rate  1983-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The unemployment rate in Mauritius decreased to 7.2 percent in the second quarter of 2017 from 7.4 percent in the same quarter of the previous year. 42.6 thousand persons were unemployed, of which 18.6 thousand were aged below 25 years. Around 10 percent or 4.1 thousand had not reached the Certificate of Primary Education level or equivalent and a further 36 percent or 15.4 thousand did not have the Cambridge School Certificate or equivalent. 4.2 thousand or 10 percent of the unemployed were heads of households and 7.8 thousand or 18 percent lived in household with no employed persons. There were 549.4 thousand employed people, more than 537 thousand a year earlier. In the previous quarter, the unemployment rate was 7.6 percent. Unemployment Rate in Mauritius averaged 7.62 percent from 1983 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 19.70 percent in the fourth quarter of 1983 and a record low of 2.70 percent in the fourth quarter of 1991.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-03-28 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate 6.6% 7.6% 7.7%
2017-06-30 10:45 AM Unemployment Rate 7.6% 6.6% 6.5%
2017-09-28 08:00 AM Unemployment Rate 7.2% 7.6% 7.4%
2017-12-20 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate 7.2% 7.3%
2018-03-28 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate
2018-06-30 10:45 AM Unemployment Rate


Mauritius Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 7.20 7.60 19.70 2.70 percent [+]
Unemployed Persons 42.60 44.30 56.10 35.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 549.40 536.10 549.40 482.70 Thousand [+]
Labour Costs 129.70 130.10 130.10 81.87 Index Points [+]
Productivity 124.40 118.90 124.40 83.50 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 3799.00 3399.00 7285.00 1558.00 [+]
Wages 28162.00 26233.00 28162.00 12600.00 MUR/Month [+]
Population 1.26 1.26 1.26 0.66 Million [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 102.50 133.70 133.70 102.20 Index Points [+]
Employment Rate 92.80 92.37 93.36 0.00 percent [+]


Mauritius Unemployment Rate

In Mauritius, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides the latest reported value for - Mauritius Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Mauritius Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7.20 7.60 19.70 2.70 1983 - 2017 percent Quarterly




unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
Spain 16.38 Sep/17
Brazil 12.20 Oct/17
Italy 11.10 Oct/17
Turkey 10.60 Aug/17
France 9.70 Sep/17
Euro Area 8.80 Oct/17
Canada 5.90 Nov/17
Indonesia 5.50 Sep/17
Australia 5.40 Oct/17
Russia 5.10 Oct/17
Netherlands 4.50 Oct/17
United Kingdom 4.30 Sep/17
United States 4.10 Nov/17
China 3.95 Sep/17
Germany 3.60 Oct/17
South Korea 3.60 Oct/17
Mexico 3.50 Oct/17
India 3.46 Dec/16
Switzerland 3.10 Nov/17
Japan 2.80 Oct/17