The unemployment rate in Mauritius decreased to 6.7% in the third quarter of 2019 from 6.9% in the same quarter of the previous year. The number of unemployed persons went down by 500 to 39,300 while employment rose by 8,900 to 545,700. Also, labour force increased by 8,400 to 585,000. The unemployment rate fell for both men (4.4 percent vs 4.5 percent) and women (10.3 percent vs 10.6 percent). Also, the youth unemployment rate declined to 23.4 percent from 25.2 percent in Q3 2018. Around 11% or 4.2 thousand of the unemployed had not reached the Certificate of Primary Education (CPE) level or equivalent and a further 38% or 14.9 thousand did not have the Cambridge School Certificate (SC) or equivalent. In the previous quarter, the jobless rate was slightly lower at 6.6 percent.
Unemployment Rate in Mauritius averaged 7.52 percent from 1983 until 2019, 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. 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.
Unemployment Rate in Mauritius is expected to be 6.20 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in Mauritius to stand at 6.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Mauritius Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 6.20 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.