The Malta Independent 19 April 2024, Friday
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Full-time employment up 8% in September – NSO

Friday, 16 February 2024, 12:15 Last update: about 2 months ago

In September 2023, registered full-time employment increased by 8.0 per cent, while part-time employment as a primary job increased by 3.5 per cent when compared to September 2022, the NSO said Friday.

Administrative data provided by Jobsplus show that, over a period of one year, the labour supply (excluding part-timers) increased by 8.0 per cent, reaching 278,677. This was mainly attributed to a year-on-year increase in the full-time registered employment (20,549) and an increase in registered unemployment (49). 

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Registered full-time employment  

During September 2023, Administrative and support service activities and Accommodation and food service activities contributed mostly to the increase in employment, when compared to September 2022). Registered full-time employment in the private sector went up by 20,342 persons to 226,221. Public sector full-time employment increased by 207 to 51,452. 

The number of persons registered as full-time self-employed rose by 726 when compared to September 2022, while the number of persons registered as employees increased by 19,823. Full-time employment for males and females went up by 8.4 per cent and 7.3 per cent, respectively over 2022 levels.  

Registered part-time employment  

Registered part-time employment in September 2023 increased by 6.3 per cent when compared to the corresponding month in 2022. The sectors that contributed mostly to the overall increase were Professional, scientific and technical activities followed by Transportation and storage sector. 

The number of part-timers who also held a full-time job amounted to 41,134 up by 8.7 per cent, when compared to the corresponding month in 2022. Employed persons whose part-time job was their primary occupation totalled 33,926 up by 3.5 per cent when compared to the same month in 2022. 

 

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