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).
1 - No Poverty2 - Zero Hunger3 - Good Health and Well-Being4 - Quality Education5 - Gender Equality6 - Clean Water and Sanitation7 - Affordable and Clean Energy8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth9 - Industry Innovation and Infrastructure10 - Reduced Inequalities11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities12 - Responsible Consumption and Production13 - Climate Action14 - Life Below Water15 - Life Land16 - Peace Justice and Strong Institutions17 - Partnerships Goals

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News & Publications

Kiribati Gender Statistics Abstract 2020

August 31, 2023
The Kiribati Gender Statistics Abstract 2020 release.

Palau 2023 Gender Fact Sheet

August 31, 2023
The Palau gender fact sheet provides a range of indicators based on the last 2020 Palau population census.

Labour in Kiribati based on analysis of the 2019/20 HIES

September 9, 2022
Following the Labour report, this is the second most recent analytical product resulting from Kiribati’s 2019/20 HIES.

Marshall Islands compendium of analysis of the 2019/20 HIES

July 17, 2022
The compendium presents information on poverty, food consumption, labour, and household income and expenditure.
Topic Dataflows

PDH.stat datasets