RTTNews - Mauritius jobless rate increased to 8% in the first quarter from 6.2% in the previous quarter, the Central Statistics Office said on Wednesday. A year earlier, the jobless rate was 8.2%.

The number of unemployed stood at 44,900 persons in the first quarter, up from 35,000 persons in the fourth quarter. A year ago, the unemployed was 45,600.

The labor force totaled 562,900 persons in the first quarter, smaller than the 567,300 persons in the preceding quarter.

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