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Main Labour Force Indicators, (Quarterly) 2011 to 2021 Q1

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Labour Force Indicators Jan-Mar Apr-Jun July-Sept Oct-Dec Jan-Mar Apr-Jun July-Sept Oct-Dec Jan-Mar Apr-Jun July-Sept Oct-Dec Jan-Mar Apr-Jun July-Sept Oct-Dec Jan-Mar Apr-Jun July-Sept Oct-Dec Jan-Mar Apr-Jun July-Sept Oct-Dec Jan-Mar Apr-Jun July-Sept Oct-Dec Jan-Mar Apr-Jun July-Sept Oct-Dec Jan-Mar Apr-Jun July-Sept Oct-Dec Jan-Mar Apr-Jun July-Sept Oct-Dec Jan-Mar
Estimated Population .. .. 167,644 168,585 169,879 171,901 172,547 172,345 172,444 172,669 172,601 173,529 172,513 172,756 172,692 172,338 171,966 173,218 173,085 172,950 173,450 172,400 174,728 174,570 174,452 173,000 173,314 173,151 172,440 173,434 172,479 171,410 170,395 169,896 170,122 170,503 169,484 169,394 168,952 168,750 170,418
Population 15 years and over .. .. 130,058 130,903 134,631 134,400 136,250 132,267 131,850 139,276 140,440 138,575 136,858 138,809 134,886 137,063 140,086 139,849 141,525 141,134 145,977 142,066 144,031 142,468 145,004 142,660 144,101 141,572 145,101 143,697 139,333 143,068 142,687 140,222 142,068 144,051 139,075 141,218 140,255 136,288 142,789
Labour force .. .. 86,152 94,078 94,166 92,076 98,093 95,367 93,302 97,353 100,228 99,590 97,028 99,810 99,939 98,447 102,777 99,775 102,518 101,309 106,454 102,563 104,845 104,637 101,167 104,786 105,800 97,703 104,872 101,969 99,609 101,573 102,081 98,385 99,536 103,901 97,233 95,611 98,016 92,301 99,350
of which - male .. .. 44,702 48,698 49,705 47,538 51,986 49,446 48,510 49,636 54,208 52,003 51,708 52,199 50,636 54,467 56,154 52,992 56,014 57,933 59,223 54,708 56,404 56,409 53,638 54,394 56,601 50,275 57,182 53,425 53,418 55,694 52,658 52,059 52,875 53,097 52,912 47,431 46,817 46,116 49,957
of which - female .. .. 41,450 45,380 44,461 44,538 46,108 45,921 44,792 47,716 46,020 47,587 45,321 47,610 49,303 43,980 46,623 46,783 46,504 43,376 47,231 47,855 48,442 48,229 47,529 50,393 49,199 47,428 47,690 48,544 46,191 45,880 49,423 46,327 46,661 50,804 44,321 48,180 51,198 46,186 49,394
Employed labour force .. .. 68,683 73,349 73,616 73,226 76,185 76,109 72,189 74,229 75,288 77,669 73,964 74,047 75,182 75,202 74,839 74,833 78,377 80,422 82,954 80,584 83,902 82,075 80,831 82,985 88,045 75,011 82,004 79,823 78,764 85,074 86,269 80,393 82,076 87,173 80,112 75,310 74,432 70,211 76,370
of which - Male .. .. 36,014 39,425 40,108 38,422 41,217 40,896 37,883 39,322 41,936 41,615 40,336 40,169 41,599 42,888 42,276 40,938 44,554 47,714 47,323 44,598 45,417 45,439 43,473 43,385 48,203 40,932 46,246 42,472 42,183 48,101 46,125 42,543 44,958 45,669 45,524 38,771 36,610 36,674 39,091
of which - Female .. .. 32,669 33,924 33,508 34,804 34,967 35,213 34,306 34,906 33,352 36,055 33,628 33,878 33,584 32,314 32,563 33,894 33,823 32,709 35,631 35,986 38,485 36,636 37,358 39,601 39,843 34,079 35,759 37,351 36,581 36,973 40,144 37,849 37,117 41,503 34,589 36,539 37,821 33,536 37,280
Persons who want to work: (i) The Unemployed .. .. 17,468 20,729 20,550 18,850 21,908 19,258 21,114 23,124 24,940 21,921 23,064 25,763 24,757 23,245 27,939 24,942 24,141 20,886 23,500 21,979 20,943 22,562 20,336 21,801 17,755 22,692 22,868 22,146 20,845 16,499 15,813 17,993 17,460 16,728 17,121 20,301 23,584 22,091 22,980
of which - male .. .. 8,688 9,273 9,597 9,116 10,768 8,550 10,627 10,314 12,272 10,388 11,372 12,031 9,037 11,579 13,878 12,054 11,460 10,219 11,900 10,110 10,987 10,970 10,165 11,009 8,398 9,343 10,936 10,953 11,235 7,592 6,533 9,516 7,917 7,428 7,386 8,660 10,207 9,442 10,866
of which - female .. .. 8,781 11,456 10,953 9,734 11,140 10,708 10,486 12,810 12,668 11,533 11,692 13,732 15,720 11,666 14,060 12,888 12,681 10,667 11,600 11,869 9,957 11,592 10,172 10,792 9,357 13,349 11,931 11,193 9,610 8,907 9,280 8,477 9,543 9,300 9,732 11,640 13,377 12,649 12,114
(ii) Non-seekers .. .. 5,677 5,021 4,592 6,132 3,800 4,322 3,665 5,978 4,892 4,268 4,485 3,538 6,226 6,303 5,801 5,403 4,318 6,700 5,801 4,808 4,183 4,062 3,346 3,345 2,662 5,516 3,576 2,695 4,214 2,450 4,018 2,994 3,327 1,250 2,782 8,464 5,020 7,056 6,142
Unemployment rate (%) .. .. 20.28 22.03 21.82 20.47 22.33 20.19 22.63 23.75 24.88 22.01 23.77 25.81 24.77 23.61 27.18 25.00 23.55 20.62 22.08 21.43 19.98 21.56 20.10 20.81 16.78 23.23 21.80 21.72 20.90 16.20 15.50 18.30 17.54 16.10 17.61% 21.23% 24.06% 23.93% 23.13%
of which - male .. .. 19.43 19.04 19.31 19.18 20.71 17.29 21.91 20.78 22.64 19.98 21.99 23.05 17.85 21.26 24.71 22.75 20.46 17.64 20.09 18.48 19.48 19.45 18.95 20.24 14.84 18.58 19.13 20.50 21.00 13.60 12.30 18.30 14.97 13.99 13.96% 17.97% 21.80% 20.47% 21.75%
of which - female .. .. 21.18 25.24 24.63 21.86 24.16 23.32 23.41 26.85 27.53 24.23 25.80 28.84 31.88 26.53 30.16 27.55 27.27 24.59 24.56 24.80 20.55 24.04 21.40 21.42 19.02 28.15 25.02 23.06 20.80 19.40 19.10 18.30 20.45 18.31 21.96% 24.16% 26.13% 27.39% 24.53%
Youth unemployment rate % .. .. .. 36.83 33.40 32.19 33.43 33.96 37.70 37.83 32.19 39.52 44.16 45.44 38.33 39.43 43.48 43.32 44.05 33.59 36.97 37.84 35.91 43.08 38.71 39.55 34.29 34.29 38.78 39.55 30.00 33.30 25.90 35.00 34.70 31.46 37.05% 34.40% 39.38% 42.15% 38.92%
Relaxed unemployment rate (%) .. .. 26.87 27.37 26.70 27.13 26.21 24.73 26.56 29.89 29.76 26.30 28.39 29.36 31.00 30.01 32.83 30.41 27.76 27.23 27.53 26.12 23.96 25.44 23.41 24.00 19.30 28.87 25.21 24.36 25.20 18.70 19.40 21.30 20.88 17.30 20.47% 30.08% 29.18% 31.58% 29.31%
Non-job seeking rate (%) .. .. 6.59 5.34 4.88 6.66 3.87 4.53 3.93 6.14 4.88 4.29 4.62 3.54 6.23 6.40 5.64 5.41 4.21 6.61 5.45 4.69 3.99 3.88 3.31 3.19 2.52 5.65 3.41 2.64 4.20 2.40 3.90 3.00 3.34 1.20 2.86% 8.85% 5.12% 7.64% 6.18%
Population under 15 years (%) .. .. 22.42 22.35 20.75 21.82 21.04 23.25 23.54 19.34 18.63 20.14 20.67 19.65 21.89 20.47 18.54 19.26 18.23 18.40 15.84 17.60 17.57 18.39 16.88 17.54 16.86 18.24 15.85 17.15 19.20 16.50 16.30 17.50 16.49 15.51 17.94% 16.63% 16.99% 19.24% 16.21%
Labour Force as a Percentage of Total Population (%) .. .. 51.39 55.80 55.43 53.56 56.85 55.33 54.11 56.38 58.07 57.39 56.24 57.77 57.87 57.12 59.77 57.60 59.23 58.58 61.37 59.49 60.01 59.94 57.99 60.57 61.05 56.43 60.82 58.79 57.80 59.30 59.90 57.90 58.51 60.94 57.37% 56.44% 58.01% 54.70% 58.30%
Labour force as a percentage of population 15 years and over OR labour force participation rate (%) .. .. 66.24 71.87 69.94 68.51 71.99 72.10 70.76 69.90 71.37 71.87 70.90 71.90 74.09 71.83 73.37 71.34 72.44 71.78 72.92 72.19 72.79 73.45 69.77 73.45 73.42 69.01 72.28 70.96 71.50 71.00 71.50 70.20 70.06 72.13 69.91% 67.70% 69.88% 67.72% 69.58%
.. Not available for a specific reference period
Labour Force Participation Rate = Labour Force X 100 / Population 15 years and over
Unemployment Rate = Unemployed X 100 / Labour Force
Relaxed Unemployment Rate - This includes all person whether seeking or not seeking work who want work and are available for work, whether or not they are discouraged
Standard Unemployment Rate - This includes only persons seeking work, wanting and available for work
Note: No Labour Force Survey was conducted from 2010 to the 2nd quarter of 2011 due to the conduct of the Population and Housing Census.
Source: Central Statistical Office, Labour Force Survey

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