Full-time em­ploy­ment up 5.5% in June – NSO

Malta Independent - - News -

In June 2018, reg­is­tered full-time em­ploy­ment in­creased by 5.5 per cent while part-time em­ploy­ment as a pri­mary job in­creased by 1.3 per cent when com­pared to the cor­re­spond­ing month in 2017, the Na­tional Sta­tis­tics Of­fice re­ported yes­ter­day.

Ad­min­is­tra­tive data pro­vided by Job­splus show that, over a pe­riod of one year, the labour sup­ply (ex­clud­ing part-timers) in June in­creased by 5.1 per cent, reach­ing 205,771. This was mainly at­trib­uted to a year on year in­crease in the full-time gain­fully oc­cu­pied pop­u­la­tion (10,667) and a de­cline in reg­is­tered un­em­ploy­ment (654).

In May 2018, the full-time gain­fully oc­cu­pied pop­u­la­tion stood at 202,929; an in­crease of 5.9 per cent when com­pared to a year ear­lier. Dur­ing the same pe­riod, reg­is­tered un­em­ploy­ment decreased by 28.4 per cent reach­ing 1,791. The labour sup­ply for May 2018 reg­is­tered an in­crease of 5.5 per cent over May 2017.

In June 2018, pro­fes­sional, sci­en­tific and tech­ni­cal ac­tiv­i­ties and ad­min­is­tra­tive and sup­port ser­vice ac­tiv­i­ties con­trib­uted mostly to the in­crease in em­ploy­ment with 1,465 and 1,274 per­sons re­spec­tively, com­pared to June 2017. Reg­is­tered full­time em­ploy­ment in the pri­vate sec­tor went up by 9,530 per­sons to 156,926.

Pub­lic sec­tor full-time em­ploy­ment in­creased by 1,137 per­sons to 47,067. The num­ber of per­sons reg­is­tered as full-time self­em­ployed rose by 1,175 when com­pared to June 2017, while the num­ber of per­sons reg­is­tered as em­ploy­ees in­creased by 9,492. Full-time em­ploy­ment for males and fe­males went up by 4.5 per cent and 7.2 per cent re­spec­tively over 2017 lev­els. Reg­is­tered part-time em­ploy­ment in June 2018 went up by 4.0 per cent when com­pared to a year ear­lier.

The sec­tors that con­trib­uted most to the over­all in­crease were pro­fes­sional, sci­en­tific and tech­ni­cal ac­tiv­i­ties and arts, en­ter­tain­ment and re­cre­ation. On the other hand, ad­min­is­tra­tive and sup­port ser­vices ac­tiv­i­ties reg­is­tered a drop of 327 when com­pared to June 2017.

In June 2018, the num­ber of part-timers who also held a full­time job amounted to 27,238, up by 7.9 per cent when com­pared to the cor­re­spond­ing month in 2017. Em­ployed per­sons whose part-time job was their pri­mary oc­cu­pa­tion to­talled 35,864, up by 1.3 per cent when com­pared to 2017.

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