Employment and unemployment

Emploment statistics count and describe people with paid jobs though varying definitions of employment and unemployment in the Pacific make it difficult to analyse and compare labour market data.

In general, unemployment statistics count and describe people who don't have a paid job but could be working. An unemployed person is defined as someone who:

  • is of working age
  • has no paid job
  • is available for work
  • has looked for work in the last x number of weeks (x varies between countries).
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Key Reports
  • Fiji 2017 Census Release 1
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  • Fiji 2017 Census Release 2 - Infographics
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  • Wallis and Futuna Census Fr_Tables_districts_circoncriptions_2003-2018
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  • Vanuatu 2016 Post Pam Mini Census report: volume 1
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    News & Publications

    Launch of the PACHS17

    June 20, 2018
    Launching of the Pacific Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System 2017 (PACHS17)...