The Malta Independent 24 October 2021, Sunday

Higher full-time employment registered in March - NSO

Friday, 17 September 2021, 12:30 Last update: about 2 months ago

In March 2021, registered full-time employment increased by 0.9 per cent while part-time employment as a primary job decreased by 0.6 per cent when compared to the corresponding month in 2020, the NSO said.

Registered Employment: January-March 2021

Administrative data provided by Jobsplus shows that, over a period of one year, the labour supply (excluding part-timers) in March 2021 increased by 1.0 per cent, reaching 237,671.

This was mainly attributed to a year-on-year increase in the full-time registered employment (2,081) and an increase in registered unemployment (262). Registered full-time employment In March 2021, the highest increase in employment was brought about by human health and social work activities and public administration and defence, compulsory social security, with 1,138 and 1,066 persons respectively, when compared to the same month last year.

Registered full-time employment in the private sector went up 731 persons to 184,476. Public sector full-time employment increased by 1,350 persons to 50,808. The number of persons registered as full-time self-employed rose by 1,084 when compared to March 2020, while the number of persons registered as employees increased by 997. Full-time employment for males and females went up by 0.6 per cent and 1.4 per cent respectively over 2020 levels.

Registered part-time employment Registered part-time employment in March 2021 increased by 3.9 per cent when compared to the same month in 2020. Professional, scientific and technical activities followed by transportation and storage recorded the highest increases in part-time employment with 433 and 372 respectively. On the other hand, employment within the accommodation and food services activities decreased by 352 when compared to March 2020.

The number of part-timers who also held a full-time job amounted to 33,047 up by 8.7 per cent, when compared to the corresponding month in 2020. Employed persons whose part-time job was their primary occupation totalled 31,899, down by 0.6 per cent when compared to the same month in 2020.

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