Un­em­ploy­ment fig­ures are the best since the 1960s - OPM

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

As of July, the num­ber of peo­ple on the un­em­ploy­ment reg­is­ter is 2499, a drop in 861 per­sons from the pre­vi­ous year, and about 4851 less than 2013.

A gov­ern­ment state­ment said that these are the best fig­ures since the 1960s and has seen young peo­ple ben­e­fit the most with a de­crease of 963 un­em­ployed in­di­vid­u­als since 2013.

There was also a de­crease of 1792 per­sons of those aged 45 years or more.

Other cat­e­gories con­sid­ered at risk also showed im­prove­ment.

There was a de­crease of 1652 since the change in gov­ern­ment among those who have been reg­is­ter­ing for more than one year.

Another suc­cess was achieved by re­duc­ing the num­ber of un­em­ployed per­sons with dis­abil­i­ties. Last July they fell to 284 from 564 in early 2013.

With re­gards to Goz­i­tans, the num­ber of reg­is­tered un­em­ployed de­creased to 390 from 742 at the end of July 2017 .This is the low­est num­ber ever since they had be­gun col­lect­ing sta­tis­tics.

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