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
Key Reports
  • Solomon Islands National Agriculture Survey Report 2017
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  • Tonga 2016 Youth Thematic Report
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  • Wallis and Futuna 2018 census (FR) - Insee
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  • Wallis and Futuna Census Fr_Tables_districts_circoncriptions_2003-2018
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    News & Publications

    The Economic and Social Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Pacific Island Economies

    April 29, 2020
    The ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic around the world has necessitated the Statistics Development Division (SDD) of the Pacific Community (SPC) to explore it’s impact on the Pacific Island economies.

    Solomon's Gov’t acquired benchmark information on agriculture

    December 2, 2019
    The recently launched and first ever National Agriculture Survey (NAS) 2017 report is timely says the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Undersecretary Technical (Acting) Michael Ho’ota.

    Launch of the PACHS17

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