The Malta Independent 15 November 2018, Thursday

Full-time employment up by 6.5% in April, part-time up by 2.3% - NSO

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 11:50 Last update: about 2 months ago

In April 2018, registered full-time employment increased by 6.5 per cent while part-time employment as a primary job increased by 2.3 per cent when compared to the corresponding month in 2017, the National Statistics Office said on Thursday.

Administrative data provided by JobsPlus shows that, over a period of one year, the labour supply (excluding part-timers) increased by 6.1 per cent, reaching 203,633.

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This was mainly attributed to a year on year increase in the full-time gainfully occupied population (12,352) and a decline in registered unemployment (730).

 

Registered full-time employment

In April 2018, administrative and support service activities, and professional, scientific and technical activities contributed mostly to the increase in employment with 2,556 and 1,291 respectively, compared to April 2017.

Registered full-time employment in the private sector went up by 10,883 persons to 154,902.

Public sector full-time employment increased by 1,469 persons to 46,884.

The number of persons registered as full-time self-employed rose by 942 when compared to April 2017, while the number of persons registered as employees increased by 11,410.

Full-time employment for males and females went up by 5.2 per cent and 8.7 per cent respectively over 2017 levels.

Registered part-time employment Registered part-time employment in April 2018 went up by 5.0 per cent when compared to a year earlier.

The sectors that contributed most to the overall increase were professional, scientific and technical activities and wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles, 655 and 451 respectively.

On the other hand, administrative and support services activities registered a drop of 303 when compared to April 2017.

The number of part-timers who also held a full-time job amounted to 26,759 up by 8.8 per cent when compared to the corresponding month in 2017.

Employed persons whose part-time job was their primary occupation totalled 35,118, up by 2.3 per cent when compared to 2017.

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