Published On: Sat, Jun 29th, 2013

Mauritius Unemployment rises to 52,500



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Statistics Mauritius (SM) figures shows an unemployment rate of 8.7% for the first semester of 2013 compared to 8% last year. 37% of the unemployed were under 25.

There were 52,500 unemployed at the start of 2013 which is 5,700 more than last year.

According to Vishal Ragoobur, Head of Economics at the Mauritius Employers’ Federation (MEF), the unemployment rise is due to the current economic situation. He said companies prefer to reenforce their existing staffs instead of recruiting.

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