Number of registered unemployed in September just over 3,000
In September, the number of persons registering for work stood at 3,207 compared to 4,924 in the corresponding month last year, the NSO said.
Registered Unemployed: September 2016
Data provided by Jobsplus for September indicate a decrease of 1,503 persons registering under Part I and a decrease of 214 among those registering under Part II of the unemployment register, when compared to September 2015. Overall, decreases in registered unemployment were recorded among all age groups.
When compared to September last year, registrants for work decreased irrespective of how long they had been registering. The largest decrease was recorded among persons who had been registering for over one year. The number of persons with a disability who were registering for work also decreased by 23 to 375. Males accounted for 77.6 per cent of total registrants with a disability.
The largest share of males and females on the unemployment register sought occupations as clerical support workers with 18.0 per cent and 32.9 per cent respectively.
The registered unemployment rate in April 2016 stood at 2.1 per cent of the labour supply, (excluding part-time employment), and varied from 2.4 per cent among men to 1.5 per cent among women.