Mauritius’ unemployment rate fell to 7.3 percent in 2016 from 7.9 percent in the previous year, the country’s statistics office said on Thursday.
Statistics Mauritius said in a statement this was the lowest level since 2008 when unemployment rate was at 7.2 percent.
“The population of working age … numbered 975,500, of whom 581,000 consisted of the labour force (or were economically active) resulting in an activity rate of 59.6 percent. The number employed totalled 538,600 whilst the number unemployed stood at 42,400,” the agency said in a statement.
Mauritius counts people 16 years and older as part of its workforce.
Mauritius’ economy is likely to grow by 3.8 percent this year after growing 3.5 percent in 2016, Statistics Mauritius said in March.
We are surely not aware how far is that true, but we see the culture and the employments rate practically fallen down so bad yester years with so many major houses of RAWAT turned businesses closure and the govt forced many organizations to melt down. We are sincerely not sure how would the agencies provide the information of that cadre, we still see tons of people migrating to other countries with no job opportunties and many students who went abroad to study not returning… So you know the truth..