Labour Market

Labour market statistics includes indicators and indices by sex and porportion of age group , full-time and part-time employment, employment by permanency of the job, economic short time workers and involuntary part time workers.Labour market statistics is needed by people interested in doing something to better our labour market. 

Employed Population

33422

Unemployment

33.2%

Labour Market figures obtained from the Census of Population and Housing Survey

Latest Year Available Census 2011 Census 2006
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Labour force (15 years and over)
Employed population (number) 33,422 19,695 13,727 35290 19,956 15,334
  Paid workers (number) 23698 13,977 9,721 23438 14273 9,165
  Subsistence workers (number) 9,549 5,612 3,937 11497 5,499 5,998
  Other unspecified works (number) 175 106 69 355 184 171
Non – labour force (15 years and over)
Students 9026 4,403 4,623 8906 4396 4,510
Retired or too old 3,857 1,528 2,329
Disabled 838 457 381
Home responsible or domestic duties 13,801 3,554 10,247 10312 3,115 7,197
Other (according to adjusted unemployed)* 6,753 3,050 3,703 8189 3,760 4,429
Labour Force partipation rate 52.3 62.7 42.3 56.6 64.2 49
Employment population ratio 36.7 44 29.6 37.2 45.4 29
Unemployment rate (%)  1.1 1 1.3 1.1 1.1 1.1
Unemployment rate (%) – adjusted definition* 6.5 6.4 6.5 4.9 4.4 5.5
Unemployment rate (%) of ‘subsistence 33.2 33.1 33.3 35.9 30.8 42.5
  work’ is classified as unemployed

Note: * Consistent with international definition of unemployed, it includes those who did not work but were looking and available to work 
        ** Adjusted to also include discouraged workers 
      *** Adjusted to also include subsistence and discouraged workers
Discourage workers includes those who believed no work was available, or because of weather conditions, or could not afford transport costs

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