Mauritius Unemployment Rate

2004 - 2020 | Quarterly | % | Statistics Mauritius

Key information about Mauritius Unemployment Rate

  • Mauritius Unemployment Rate increased to 7.10% in Mar 2020, from the previously reported figure of 6.40% in Dec 2019.
  • Mauritius Unemployment Rate is updated quarterly, available from Mar 2004 to Mar 2020, with an average rate of 7.70%.
  • The data reached an all-time high of 9.80% in Sep 2006 and a record low of 6.40% in Dec 2019.
  • The data is reported by reported by Statistics Mauritius.
  • In the latest reports, Mauritius Population reached 1.26 million people in Dec 2021.


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Mauritius Unemployment Rate

What was Mauritius's Unemployment Rate in Mar 2020?

Mauritius Unemployment Rate increased to 7.10% in Mar 2020, from the previously reported figure of 6.40% in Dec 2019. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
7.10 Mar 2020 6.40 Dec 2019 6.40 Dec 2019 9.80 Sep 2006 % quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2020

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) 11.30 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2022
Algeria (%) 11.71 Sep 2017 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2017
Argentina (%) 7.00 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 1990 - Mar 2022
Armenia (%) 14.50 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2021
Australia (%) 3.90 May 2022 monthly Feb 1978 - May 2022
Austria (%) 4.76 May 2022 monthly Jan 1993 - May 2022
Azerbaijan (%) 5.94 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Bahrain (%) 4.30 2016 yearly 1991 - 2016
Bangladesh (%) 5.30 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Belarus (%) 0.20 Feb 2022 monthly Oct 2004 - Feb 2022
Belgium (%) 5.70 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1983 - Apr 2022
Bolivia (%) 3.40 2017 yearly 1999 - 2017
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) 17.41 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
Botswana (%) 24.72 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Brazil (%) 10.50 Apr 2022 monthly Mar 2012 - Apr 2022
Brunei (%) 7.65 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Bulgaria (%) 4.90 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
Cambodia (%) 2.40 2020 yearly 2020 - 2020
Canada (%) 5.10 May 2022 monthly Jan 1976 - May 2022
Chile (%) 7.80 May 2022 monthly Mar 2009 - May 2022
China (%) 5.80 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2017 - Mar 2022
Colombia (%) 12.12 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2021 - Mar 2022
Croatia (%) 6.40 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2021
Cyprus (%) 5.40 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Apr 2022
Czech Republic (%) 2.42 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1993 - Apr 2022
Denmark (%) 5.10 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 2007 - Dec 2021
Ecuador (%) 4.78 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2013 - Mar 2022
Egypt (%) 7.20 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2003 - Mar 2022
Estonia (%) 5.50 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1997 - Mar 2022
European Union (%) 6.20 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Apr 2022
Finland (%) 6.20 May 2022 monthly Jan 1988 - May 2022
France (%) 7.30 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1975 - Mar 2022
Georgia (%) 20.62 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Germany (%) 2.80 May 2022 monthly Jan 1991 - May 2022
Ghana (%) 4.70 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Greece (%) 12.50 Apr 2022 monthly Apr 1998 - Apr 2022
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 5.10 May 2022 monthly Oct 1981 - May 2022
Hungary (%) 3.50 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Apr 2022
Iceland (%) 3.50 May 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - May 2022
India (%) 7.11 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Indonesia (%) 6.49 2021 yearly 1984 - 2021
Iran (%) 8.90 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2001 - Dec 2021
Ireland (%) 4.70 May 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - May 2022
Israel (%) 3.74 May 2022 monthly Jan 2012 - May 2022
Italy (%) 8.36 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1983 - Apr 2022
Ivory Coast (%) 3.50 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Japan (%) 2.50 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1953 - Apr 2022
Jordan (%) 22.80 Feb 2022 quarterly Feb 2000 - Feb 2022
Kazakhstan (%) 4.90 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Apr 2022
Kenya (%) 2.98 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
South Korea (%) 2.80 May 2022 monthly Jun 1999 - May 2022
Kosovo (%) 25.80 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2016 - Mar 2021
Kuwait (%) 2.09 2018 yearly 1999 - 2018
Kyrgyzstan (%) 5.80 2020 yearly 1992 - 2020
Laos (%) 0.95 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Latvia (%) 6.50 May 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - May 2022
Lebanon (%) 29.56 2021 yearly 2004 - 2021
Lithuania (%) 6.20 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Apr 2022
Luxembourg (%) 4.64 May 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - May 2022
Macau SAR, China (%) 3.40 May 2022 monthly Sep 1996 - May 2022
North Macedonia (%) 14.80 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
Malawi (%) 6.60 2013 yearly 2005 - 2013
Malaysia (%) 3.90 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2010 - Apr 2022
Malta (%) 3.22 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2000 - Mar 2022
Mauritius (%) 7.10 Mar 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2020
Mexico (%) 3.09 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2005 - Apr 2022
Moldova (%) 3.01 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
Mongolia (%) 8.50 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 2006 - Mar 2022
Montenegro (%) 16.80 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Morocco (%) 12.10 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
Mozambique (%) 3.98 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Myanmar (%) 1.79 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Nepal (%) 4.44 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Netherlands (%) 3.10 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - Jul 2021
New Zealand (%) 3.20 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1986 - Mar 2022
Nigeria (%) 33.28 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020
Norway (%) 2.90 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1989 - Mar 2022
Oman (%) 2.10 May 2022 monthly Mar 2018 - May 2022
Pakistan (%) 6.30 2021 yearly 1980 - 2021
Palestinian Territory (%) 25.40 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
Panama (%) 11.30 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Paraguay (%) 8.47 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2017 - Mar 2022
Peru (%) 7.21 May 2022 monthly Mar 2001 - May 2022
Philippines (%) 5.70 Apr 2022 quarterly Jul 1982 - Apr 2022
Poland (%) 5.10 May 2022 monthly Jan 1990 - May 2022
Portugal (%) 7.20 Jan 2021 monthly Feb 1998 - Jan 2021
Qatar (%) 0.10 2019 yearly 1997 - 2019
Romania (%) 5.50 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2004 - Apr 2022
Russia (%) 4.25 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Dec 2021
Saudi Arabia (%) 6.86 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
Serbia (%) 10.60 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2014 - Mar 2022
Singapore (%) 2.20 Apr 2022 monthly Mar 2020 - Apr 2022
Slovakia (%) 6.35 May 2022 monthly Jan 2006 - May 2022
Slovenia (%) 4.30 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 1997 - Mar 2022
South Africa (%) 34.50 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Spain (%) 13.65 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 1976 - Mar 2022
Sri Lanka (%) 4.60 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2012 - Dec 2021
Sudan (%) 20.30 2010 yearly 1993 - 2010
Sweden (%) 7.66 May 2022 monthly Jan 1983 - May 2022
Switzerland (%) 4.56 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1991 - Mar 2022

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -12.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2010 - Dec 2021
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 303.429 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 2010 - Dec 2021
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 21.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2010 - Dec 2021
National Government Debt (USD mn) 8,473.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 2003 - Mar 2022
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 79.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 2003 - Mar 2022
Forecast: Government Expenditure (MUR bn) 151.348 2022 yearly 1990 - 2022
Forecast: Government Net Debt (MUR bn) 327.894 2022 yearly 2000 - 2022
Forecast: Government Revenue (MUR bn) 145.997 2022 yearly 2000 - 2022
Public Debt: General Government (MUR mn) 380,088.120 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 2003 - Mar 2022
Public Debt: External (MUR mn) 106,958.190 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 2003 - Mar 2022
Public Debt: Domestic (MUR mn) 319,234.460 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 2003 - Mar 2022
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 2.928 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Trade Balance (USD mn) -330.4 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2006 - Apr 2022
Total Exports (USD mn) 193.4 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2006 - Apr 2022
Total Exports Growth (%) 44.2 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2007 - Apr 2022
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 6,040.668 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 24,512.433 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 672.453 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Imports (USD mn) 570.4 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2006 - Mar 2022
Total Imports Growth (%) 61.1 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2007 - Apr 2022
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 143,009.694 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 11,835.376 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 34.139 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2001 - Mar 2022
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 36.811 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2001 - Mar 2022
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 2.907 Mar 2022 monthly Dec 1998 - Mar 2022
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 108.449 Mar 2022 monthly Nov 1979 - Mar 2022
Re-Exports: SITC (MUR mn) 4,623.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1985 - Mar 2022
Exports: SITC: Exclusive Ships Stores and Bunkers (ES) (MUR mn) 6,969.000 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2006 - Apr 2022
Exports: SITC: Estimates of Ships Stores and Bunkers (MUR mn) 1,509.000 Apr 2022 monthly Jul 2006 - Apr 2022
Exports: SITC: ES: Miscellaneous Manufactured Articles (MUR mn) 2,256.000 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2006 - Apr 2022
Exports: Standard International Trade Classification (SITC) (MUR mn) 8,478.000 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2006 - Apr 2022
Exports: SITC: ES: Food and Live Animals (MUR mn) 2,450.000 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2006 - Apr 2022
Exports: SITC: ES: Manufactured Goods Classified Chiefly by Material (MUR mn) 1,260.000 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2006 - Apr 2022
Exports: America: USA (MUR mn) 1,508.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2001 - Mar 2022
Exports: Africa: South Africa (MUR mn) 2,457.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2001 - Mar 2022
Exports: Europe: France (MUR mn) 1,652.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2001 - Mar 2022
Exports: Europe: United Kingdom (MUR mn) 1,605.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2001 - Mar 2022
Imports: SITC: Miscellaneous Manufactured Articles (MUR mn) 2,223.000 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2006 - Apr 2022
Imports: SITC: Food and Live Animals (MUR mn) 4,355.000 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2006 - Mar 2022
Imports: SITC: Machinery and Transport Equipment (MUR mn) 4,281.000 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2006 - Apr 2022
Imports: SITC: Manufactured Goods Classified Chiefly by Material (MUR mn) 3,319.000 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2006 - Apr 2022
Imports: SITC (MUR mn) 22,961.000 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2006 - Apr 2022
Imports: SITC: Mineral Fuels, Lubricants and Related Materials (MUR mn) 6,411.000 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2006 - Apr 2022
Imports: Asia: India (MUR mn) 4,211.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2001 - Mar 2022
Imports: Europe: France (MUR mn) 3,163.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2001 - Mar 2022
Imports: Africa: South Africa (MUR mn) 7,540.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2001 - Mar 2022
Imports: Asia: China (MUR mn) 10,738.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2001 - Mar 2022
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 2,113.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2021
Current Account Balance (USD mn) -340.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2017 - Mar 2022
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -15.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2021
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 2,458.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2017 - Mar 2022
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 87.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2010 - Dec 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 386.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2007 - Mar 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) 8.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2010 - Dec 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) 140.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2007 - Mar 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) 245.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2007 - Mar 2022
External Debt (USD mn) 221,417.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2009 - Mar 2022
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 2,128.9 2021 yearly 2009 - 2021
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 8,288.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2009 - Mar 2022
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 69.4 2021 yearly 2009 - 2021
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -0.809 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) 16,382.963 2020 yearly 1999 - 2020
IIP: Assets (USD mn) 487,836.000 2020 yearly 2010 - 2020
International Investment Position (IIP): Net (USD mn) 16,518.000 2020 yearly 2010 - 2020
IIP: Liabilities (USD mn) 471,317.000 2020 yearly 2010 - 2020
External Debt: Long Term (MUR mn) 9,559,759.742 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2009 - Mar 2022
FDI: Accommodation and Food Service Activities (MUR mn) 958.000 2021 yearly 2005 - 2021
FDI: Real Estate Activities (MUR mn) 8,373.000 2021 yearly 2005 - 2021
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) (MUR mn) 15,417.000 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
FDI: Developed Countries: Europe: EU 27: United Kingdom (MUR mn) 531.000 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
FDI: Developed Countries: Europe: EU 27: France (MUR mn) 3,303.000 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
FDI: DV: Asia and Oceania: Asia: South & East Asia: East Asia: China (MUR mn) 312.000 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
FDI: DV: Africa: South Africa (MUR mn) 2,236.000 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Direct Investment Abroad: Real Estate Activities (MUR mn) 415.000 2021 yearly 2000 - 2021
Direct Investment Abroad: Financial and Insurance Activities (MUR mn) 38.000 2021 yearly 2000 - 2021
Direct Investment Abroad: Manufacturing (MUR mn) 2,619.000 2021 yearly 2000 - 2021
Direct Investment Abroad: Accommodation and Food Service Activities (MUR mn) 73.000 2021 yearly 2000 - 2021
Direct Investment Abroad: DV: Africa: South Africa (MUR mn) 11.000 2021 yearly 2000 - 2021
Direct Investment Abroad: Developed Countries: Europe: EU 27: France (MUR mn) 301.000 2021 yearly 2000 - 2021
Direct Investment Abroad: DV: Africa: Mozambique (MUR mn) 0.000 2021 yearly 2000 - 2021
Direct Investment Abroad: DV: Africa: Madagascar (MUR mn) 868.000 2021 yearly 2000 - 2021
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 5.3 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2009 - Sep 2021
Household Debt: % of GDP (%) 20.6 Jun 2018 quarterly Mar 2009 - Jun 2018
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 986.723 Apr 2022 monthly Jun 2005 - Apr 2022
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 16,946.915 Mar 2022 monthly Jul 1976 - Mar 2022
M2 Growth (%) 1.6 Apr 2022 monthly Jul 1977 - Apr 2022
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 8.0 Jun 2022 monthly Jul 1998 - Jun 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 5,967.5 May 2022 monthly Mar 1960 - May 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 67.523 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2006 - Dec 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 11.8 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2006 - Apr 2022
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 736.165 May 2022 monthly Dec 1976 - May 2022
Total Deposits (USD mn) 36,469.983 Apr 2022 monthly Jun 2005 - Apr 2022
Total Deposits Growth (%) 15.6 Apr 2022 monthly Jun 2006 - Apr 2022
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 16,710.9 May 2022 monthly Jun 2005 - May 2022
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 19.1 Mar 2022 monthly Jun 2006 - Mar 2022
Total Loans (USD mn) 9,295.775 Apr 2022 monthly Oct 2018 - Apr 2022
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 69.37 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2018 - Dec 2021
Broad Money Liabilities: M3 (MUR mn) 774,765.000 Apr 2022 monthly Apr 2008 - Apr 2022
Broad Money Liabilities: M3: M2 (MUR mn) 761,974.000 Apr 2022 monthly Jun 2005 - Apr 2022
Broad Money Liabilities: M3: M2: Deposit Liabilities (DL) (MUR mn) 494,790.000 Oct 2018 monthly Oct 2017 - Oct 2018
International Reserves: Gross Official Reserves: USD (USD mn) 7,069.761 May 2022 monthly Dec 1999 - May 2022
Official Reserve Assets: Foreign Currency Reserves (FC) (USD mn) 5,967.505 May 2022 monthly Aug 2007 - May 2022
Business and Economic Survey Last Frequency Range
Business Confidence Growth (% Point) -9.1 Jun 2019 quarterly Mar 2011 - Jun 2019
Business Confidence Indicator: Manufacturing (% Point) 143.597 Mar 2018 quarterly Mar 2010 - Mar 2018
Business Confidence Indicator (% Point) 11.200 Dec 2018 quarterly Mar 2010 - Dec 2018
Business Confidence Indicator: Services (% Point) 207.467 Mar 2018 quarterly Mar 2010 - Mar 2018

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