According to the most recent Afrobarometer survey, two-thirds of Mauritians say unemployment is the most important problem that the country is currently facing.
Moreover, the survey reveals that the majority of youth see unemployment as their most important problem. Almost a third of both women and men stated the same. This opinion is being expressed despite the fact that the official unemployment rate is currently 7%.
Mauritians say the government does well in handling the supply of electricity and promoting opportunities for women but struggles to narrow the gap between rich and poor, creating jobs and reducing crime.