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Mauritius: unemployment up to the first quarter of 2013




Mauritius: unemployment up to the first quarter of 2013
Unemployment in Mauritius continues its slow increase during the first quarter of 2013, in the wake of a local economy still weakened by the economic crisis worldwide.
 
52,500 unemployed people were counted in the first quarter of 2013, is currently 8.7% of the active population of the island against 8% over the same period in 2012.
These are 22,100 men (42%) and 30,400 women (58%) who are hit hard by unemployment in Mauritius.
 
However, according to a report released on Wednesday by the official statistics of Mauritius "Mauritius Statistics", the rise in unemployment is expected to stabilize at around 8.3% for the year 2013, as related by the newspaper Le Défi Quotidien.



Fabrice François


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