Full-time employment up 5.5% in June – NSO
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.