Economy December 25, 2022 | 11:20 am

In the Dominican Republic more than 73% of women over 30 years of age are unemployed

According to data from the National Multipurpose Household Survey (ENHOGAR 2022), published by the National Statistics Office (ONE), 73.8% of women in the country between the ages of 30 and 39 are unemployed, that is to say, they do not have jobs.

The survey data also shows that if the population indicator of female unemployment is extended from 10 years of age onwards, the percentage stands at 65.7%; however, of this percentage, 40.1% said that they did not work because they were studying; another 23.2% indicated that they did not work because they were engaged in household chores and 13.1% because they were temporarily disabled.

More statistics on women
Likewise, the survey indicates that the population group of women between 10 and 19 years of age has an unemployment rate of at least 48.6%. While for the age group between 20 and 29, unemployment rises to 67.1%.

The study also reveals that 63.6% of foreign men in the country are economically active compared to 55.3% of natives. At the same time, in the case of women, the indicators show that only 36.4% of foreigners are involved compared to 44.7% of Dominicans.

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Brien
December 25, 2022 11:35 am

Pray tell, why are these surveys counting 10-year-olds among the unemployed? Shouldn’t they be in school? Up to age 16, these children should be in school and being counted in unemployment data.

Edward
December 25, 2022 3:40 pm

I think someone needs to work on their math skills.

the percentage stands at 65.7%; however, of this percentage, 40.1% said that they did not work because they were studying; another 23.2% indicated that they did not work because they were engaged in household chores and 13.1% because they were temporarily disabled.”

If you add the 40.1 + 23.2 + 13.1, you’ll get a total of 76.4 which is roughly 11% more than the number they quoted. Also, all of the women seem to have a valid reason for being “unemployed”. They need to get an english speaker to write the stories instead of relying on some antique translator. There are a number of inconsistencies in this “reporting”.

Jo josh
December 25, 2022 5:21 pm
Reply to  Edward

Dude, better to abstain from commenting when you do not understand… They say 65.7% of the women do not work and 40.1% of them was because of such and such… Meaning 40.1% of the 65.7% of those who do not work, not 40% of the total women population… That mean 76.4% of those women who DO NOT WORK have a valid reason.

Edward
December 25, 2022 11:12 pm
Reply to  Jo josh

Get someone to read my post to you.

Mike Wallace
December 27, 2022 9:14 am
Reply to  Jo josh

The numbers seem reasonable to me. If I interpret it correctly, approximately 35- 40%% of the female population to not work (officially). We all know that Dominicans do all sorts of side hustles that wouldn’t be counted among those numbers. It’s probably no different in the gringo world.