Rising Unemployment: Youth rings the alarm bell!

50% of the total unemployed in Mauritius is youth! 22,200 young people under 25 years are jobless. This figure is impressive. Total unemployment stands at 44,300, a rate of 7.6% for Q1, 2017 (January to March 2017). Of the total unemployed, 26,600 (60%) are female and 17,700 are male (40%). The situation is alarming.