Published On: Mon, Jun 24th, 2013

CBS presents on its website Census 2011 information on labor market characteristics

WillemstadWILLEMSTAD – The Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) publishes again new Census 2011 information on its website. It is information regarding labor characteristics.

Some observations on the basis of the tables in this series are:

• In 2011 the number of employed amounted to 64.914 people in Curacao. Compared with the figures of the Census 2001 (47.686 workers) this is an increase of 36 percent (17,228 people);

• The number of people seeking employment was 7,123 in 2011, a decrease of 20 percent (1,850 persons) compared to 2001 (8,973 job seekers);

• As a result of these developments, the labor force (employed and unemployed) increased by 27 percent (15,378 people) to 72 037 people in 2011;

• The unemployment rate of 15.8 percent (2001) to 9.9 percent (2011). The youth unemployment rate (population aged 15-24) declined in this period from 33.8 percent (2001) to 22.8 percent (2011);

• In 2011, 49.072 people aged 15 years and older were economically inactive, which means that they do not work and are not looking for work. In 2001 this number 43 175. Was

• Of the total working population (64.914) 46.092 are persons (71%) born in Curaçao 1.652 persons (2.5%) were born in Aruba, Bonaire, St. Eustatius, Saba and St. Maarten. Some other countries of birth  are Netherlands: 3,997 people (6.2%), the Dominican Republic: 3,026 people (4.7%), Colombia: 2,869 people (4.4%) and Haiti: 1,395 people (2.2% );

• As a means of transportation to go to work 61 percent of workers (39,863 persons) used a car (as driver), 8,934 persons (14%) used public transportation. Approximately 4 percent (2,571 people) walk to work;

• Sixty percent (39.131 people) has a working week of 40 hours, 13.081 people (20%) work less than 40 hours and 12.702 people (nearly 20%) has a working week of over 40 hours;

• The country of birth of the job seeker population (7.123 people) include: Curacao: 5.539 persons (78%), Netherlands: 186 persons (2.6%), the Dominican Republic: 494 people (7%), Colombia: 238 persons (3.3%) and Haiti: 148 (2%).

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