The Malta Independent 23 September 2017, Saturday

Full-time, part-time jobs up 5% in October - NSO

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In October 2016, both registered full-time employment and part-time employment as a primary job increased by 5.0 per cent when compared to the corresponding month of the previous year, the NSO said today.

Gainfully Occupied Population: October 2016

Administrative data provided by Jobsplus show that, over a period of one year, the labour supply (excluding part-timers) increased by 3.9 per cent, reaching 186,336. This was mainly attributed to an increase in the full-time gainfully occupied population (8,773) and a drop in registered unemployment (1,750).

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Registered full-time employment

In October 2016, Arts, entertainment and recreation and Administrative and support service activities contributed mostly to the increase in employment, compared to October 2015. Registered full-time employment in the private sector went up by 8,155 persons to 138,001. Public sector full-time employment increased by 618 persons to 45,169.

The number of persons registered as full-time self-employed rose by 457 when compared to October 2015, while the number of persons registered as employees increased by 8,316 persons. Full-time employment for males and females went up by nearly 4.0 per cent and 6.9 per cent respectively over 2015 levels.

Registered part-time employment

Registered part-time employment in October 2016 went up by 5.2 per cent when compared to a year earlier. The sectors that contributed most to the overall increase were Wholesale and retail trade;

repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles Transportation and storage and Professional, scientific and technical activities.

The number of part-timers who also held a full-time job amounted to 24,311 up by 5.6 per cent (+1,281 persons) when compared to the corresponding month in 2015. Employed persons whose part-time job was their primary occupation totalled 35,373 up by 5.0 per cent (+1,690 persons) when compared to 2015.

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