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03 September 2014

Unemployment up by 9.5% in July - NSO, PN reacts

 - Wednesday, 28 August 2013, 17:34
Update 1

In July, persons registering as unemployed stood at 7,298, up by 634 or 9.5%, over the corresponding month in 2012, and marginally up over June.

Data provided by the Employment and Training Corporation (ETC), indicate a year-on- year growth of 820 persons (13.7%) registering under Part 1 and a decrease of 186 persons (27.8%) registering under Part 2 of the unemployment register.

On a regional level, registered unemployment in Malta rose by 576 (9.6%) to 6,565 while that in Gozo and Comino increased by 58 (8.6%) to 733.  The number of registrants aged 45 and over went up by 227 or 8.1%, while those aged under 20 dropped by 48, or 10.7%, when compared to 2012 levels.

A year-on-year increase of 543 persons was recorded in registrants whose duration of unemployment exceeded one year. There was a marginal increase of 34 in unemployment among persons who had been registering for less than 21 weeks.  On the other hand, the number of persons with disability registering under Part 1 and Part 2 of the unemployment register dropped by 4.5% when compared to June 2012.

In line with past trends, the largest share of unemployed men were seeking occupations in services, sales and crafts, whereas women mostly sought clerical jobs.

The registered unemployment rate in March stood at 4.6% of the labour supply, and varied from 5.3% among men to 3.1% among women. The registered unemployment rate for persons aged under 25 stood at 5.5%, while that concerning persons aged 45 and over stood at 5.1%. The long-term unemployment rate stood at 1.7%.

PN Statement

The statistics published by the NSO raise doubts about the Labour government’s attitude towards work and the economy, the PN said in a statement today.

It said that over the past five months, the government appointed a number of Labour leaning people in ministries, authorities and board, and who do not necessarily have the required skills and competences.

 

27 comments

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John Zammit says:
29 August 2013 11:44

What is happening about the new power station why is Conrad mizzi hiding and not a word has been uttered lately.

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Vincent Williams says:
29 August 2013 12:59

@ G Tonna

Well the previous PN Secretary enjoyed his holidays at the Alps while his ex-workers at the PN printing press were out of their job.

Well the Nationalists instead of creating another Awziljarji can name it 'Flimkien Kollox Hu Possibbli'.  I am sure that those workers who where sacked from their jobs at id-Dar Centrali will be delighted and satisfied. 

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Vincent Williams says:
29 August 2013 13:06

@ John Zammit

You has the face to ask why is Conrad Mizzi hiding and that lately he did not uttered a word?  When for the new building of the gas power station.  The number of international companies interested was never that high even during the 25 years of PN Governments?

But you have not the guts to ask what happened to Simon Busuttil.  By the way is he still the leader of the Negative Party (PN)?  

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G Tonna says:
28 August 2013 19:43

Tajba W Joseph mar jitpahpah fuq il-Cruise.

Bilhaqq flok Tal-Pijniri miskhom issemuh Taghna Lkoll il-korp tax-xogol li jmiss.

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Christian Attard says:
28 August 2013 19:32

sewwa kien jghid Dr Simon Busuttil u Dr Lawrence Gonzi... LABOUR WONT WORK u GAS DOWN GOL-HAJT!! 6 xhur biss ghadhom ghaddew u l-istatements ta Dr Busuttil u Dr Gonzi qed isehhu!!! Hasra li kliemhom marru fuq widnejn torox... issa niehdu l-frott li qed jizra' l-Gvern prezenti...

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Vincent Williams says:
29 August 2013 13:12

@ Christian Attard

You are absolutely wrong.

The country is still feeling the bad political and economic decisions taken by the previous PN Government.  Just one example...the bendy buses disaster which your PN Government under PM Lawrence Gonzi made a great mess from. 

The €234 million yearly banks' interests that we taxpayers are paying to subsidize the National Debt created by PN Governments.

Even workers at id-Dar Centrali PN are feeling the bad decisions taken by Lawrence Gonzi and Simon Busuttil.  

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Anton Zahra says:
28 August 2013 19:15

Bet Mr.Privitera won't make an appearance today as a commentator to this story

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Ramon Garcia says:
28 August 2013 19:11

The inevitable results of a comatose Government that is only interested in "investigating" the past and attending "High Society" receptions..

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Tony Camilleri says:
29 August 2013 11:16

Ramon remember the €140,000 sopent for a reception just to open the funny fountain tal-ilma jizfen at the previous main guard in front of the Palace in Valletta by Gonzi?

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maria cassar says:
28 August 2013 19:01

Lanqas edeja m'ghandhom kif se jmexxu l-pajjizna. Tidher li issa l-ekonomija se tibda thoss l-effett tad-tibdil fit tmexxija tal pajjiz. Issa dawk li werzqu Taghna Lkoll jafu li anke l-qaghad se jkun Taghna Lkoll.

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Tony Camilleri says:
29 August 2013 11:20

maria cassar iktar 'il quddiem tkun taf min ma kellux idea kif imexxi pajjizna, imma nista' naghtik ezempju u nibda b'Fenech Adami li rega' gabna kolonja tal-barrani tal-UE ghax ma kienx kapaci jmexxu u kompla warajh Gonzi li bidel il-Lira Maltija li kienet dejjem b'sahhita biex dahhlilna l-ewro tal-qamel li sploda l-hajja barra li m'ghandux valur reali u wikkewna b'miljuni li rridu nisilfu lill-pajjizi ohra biex ma jfallux u li nistghu nroddulhom is-salib. Dan barra l-invazjoni ta' immigranti illegali u ohrajn minn kull rokna tad-dinja li qed jiehdu xoghol il-haddiema Maltin. B'hekk qed jitla l-qghad mari.

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Vincent Williams says:
28 August 2013 18:22

Fanatic Nationalists are so politically blind that indirectly they are  criticizing their previous PN Government.

If the country at present has had a PN Government unemployment would have increased as well and without any doubt.  Because of the various PN projects that failed totally.  Like the White Rocks, Smart City and the Marsa Sports Centre.

The Labour Government has only been in power for JUST 5 MONTHS.  After the Labour Government's projects will start news jobs will be created without any doubt.

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Richard Caruana says:
28 August 2013 23:56

Fanatic PL apologists like yourself can find nothing better to say.

Nearly six months, that is 10 percent of this government's life gone already.

Someone once came out with: "Tick tock, tick tock"! Works both ways, you know.

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Tony Camilleri says:
29 August 2013 11:14

Richard Caruana tick tock works better if you have an arlogg tal-lira.

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JJ Micallef says:
29 August 2013 07:22

Willams and PL  - morons of a feather flock together.

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Tony Camilleri says:
29 August 2013 11:21

JJ Micallef the PN and it diehards are the perfect examples.

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gil falzon says:
28 August 2013 15:31

Might I add that it is summer, normally a time of year when there is a peak in employment in order to meet demand during the high season. A modest as opposed to sharp increase in employment would have been a disgrace; an actual increase in unemployment during the summer period is worse than a disgrace especially seeing as tourism appears to be booming. This can only mean that the job-losses are occurring in other sectors.

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Charles Bartolo+Codama says:
28 August 2013 14:30

Imbghad kienu jidhqu bil-billboard tal-kju; Labour Won't Work! Hlief bazwar ftit l-hemm u bazwar ftit l-hawn m' ghamilx dan il-gvern!

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Helen Callus says:
28 August 2013 13:29

OOOOOOPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TAGHNA LKOLL!!!!!!!!

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Vincent Williams says:
29 August 2013 13:16

@ Helen Callus

Tell that, and add 'Flimkien Kollox Hu Possibbli' and 'Finanzi fis-Sod' to the ex-PN workers and to all who are still working at id-Dar Centrali PN.

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Hans Sachs says:
28 August 2013 13:17

and it will only get worse because we have an INCOMPETENT Cabinet, starting from Joseph Muscat himself. same applies to the vast majority of political appointees on boards etc...they were given the posts on the basis of their political affiliation first-and-foremost. the country will undoubtedly suffer as a result of their amateur decisions. the writing is on the wall...!

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C Buttigieg says:
28 August 2013 12:28

When is this Government going to start addressing the issues of unemployment and creation of jobs?

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Giovann DeMartino says:
28 August 2013 14:54

when the PM stops slamming his feet

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Brian Ellul says:
28 August 2013 15:02

That was never promised!

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gil falzon says:
28 August 2013 15:33

It already has. They have given all the formerly unemployable taghna biss crew a job. Don't worry about Gahan. He can emigrate if he wants a job.

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maria cassar says:
28 August 2013 12:18

Ghax anke l-qaghad, se jkun 'Taghna Lkoll'. 

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Giovann DeMartino says:
28 August 2013 11:36

Beda jinhass l-effett!

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