Mauritius Unemployment Rate  1983-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The unemployment rate in Mauritius fell to 7.1 percent in the first quarter of 2018 from 7.6 percent in the same quarter of the previous year. 41 thousand persons were unemployed, of which 19.3 thousand were aged below 25 years. Around 11 percent or 4.6 thousand had not reached the Certificate of Primary Education level or equivalent and a further 35 percent or 14.4 thousand did not have the Cambridge School Certificate or equivalent. Also, 3.1 thousand or 8 percent of the unemployed were heads of households and 6.4 thousand or 16 percent lived in household with no employed persons. There were 540 thousand employed people, 3.9 thousand more than the first quarter of 2017. In the prior quarter, the unemployment rate was 6.7 percent. Unemployment Rate in Mauritius averaged 7.59 percent from 1983 until 2018, 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
2017-12-21 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate 7.0% 7.2% 7.1%
2018-03-28 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate 6.7% 7.0% 6.7%
2018-06-29 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 7.1% 6.7% 6.9%
2018-09-28 08:00 AM Unemployment Rate 7.1% 6.9%
2018-12-20 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate 6.8%


Mauritius Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 7.10 6.70 19.70 2.70 percent [+]
Unemployed Persons 41.00 39.60 56.10 35.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 540.00 548.00 549.40 482.70 Thousand [+]
Labour Costs 132.30 129.70 132.30 81.87 Index Points [+]
Productivity 127.50 124.40 127.50 83.50 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 3799.00 3399.00 7285.00 1558.00 [+]
Wages 27574.00 26594.00 27574.00 12600.00 MUR/Month [+]
Population 1.26 1.26 1.26 0.66 Million [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 107.80 104.30 107.80 78.20 Index Points [+]
Employment Rate 92.94 93.26 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 July of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7.10 6.70 19.70 2.70 1983 - 2018 percent Quarterly




unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
Spain 16.74 Mar/18
Brazil 12.70 May/18
Italy 10.70 May/18
Turkey 9.60 Apr/18
France 9.20 Mar/18
Euro Area 8.40 May/18
Canada 6.00 Jun/18
Australia 5.40 Jun/18
Indonesia 5.13 Mar/18
Russia 4.70 Jun/18
United Kingdom 4.20 May/18
United States 4.00 Jun/18
Netherlands 3.90 Jun/18
China 3.89 Mar/18
South Korea 3.70 Jun/18
India 3.52 Dec/17
Germany 3.40 May/18
Mexico 3.20 May/18
Switzerland 2.40 Jun/18
Japan 2.20 May/18


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