Mauritius 2017 Unemployment Falls To Lowest Since 2008

By Jean Paul Arouff

The unemployment rate in Mauritius fell to 7.1 percent last year from 7.3 percent in 2016, its lowest level since 2008, official data showed on Thursday.

 

Sugar workers prepare the land for sugar cane cultivation in Triolet, northern Mauritius in this undated photo. File.
Sugar workers prepare the land for sugar cane cultivation in Triolet, northern Mauritius in this undated photo. File.

Statistics Mauritius said the number of unemployed fell by 600 from 42,400 to 41,800. It said unemployment was now at its lowest since 2008 when the rate was at 7.2 percent.

The island’s workforce was estimated at 586,900, out of a population of 1.3 million, in 2017.

Editing by Jon Boyle

Source: af.reuters.com

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