Employment rises by nearly 6% in November

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May, 2020 at 11:44 am by Andre Camilleri

In November 2019, registered full-time employment increased by 5.9 per cent while part-time employment as a primary job increased by 2.7 per cent when compared to the corresponding month in 2018, the NSO said.

Administrative data provided by Jobsplus show that, over a period of one year, the labour supply (excluding part-timers) in November increased by 5.8 per cent, reaching 226,409 (see methodological note 5).

This was mainly attributed to a year on year increase in the full-time registered employment (12,518) and a decline in registered unemployment (136).

When November 2019 is compared to November 2018, the highest increase in employment was brought about by administrative and support service activities and construction, with 2,264 and 2,079 respectively. Registered full-time employment in the private sector went up by 11,450 persons to 175,981. Public sector full-time employment increased by 1,068 persons to 48,756.

The number of persons registered as full-time self-employed rose by 1,376 when compared to November 2018, while the number of persons registered as employees increased by 11,142. Fulltime employment for males and females went up by 5.8 per cent and 6.1 per cent respectively over 2018 levels. Registered part-time employment Registered part-time employment in November 2019 went up by 5.9 per cent when compared to the same month in 2018.

The overall increase was mainly generated by professional, scientific and technical activities and administrative and support services activities. On the other hand, accommodation and food services activities registered a drop of 180 persons when compared to November 2018. The number of part-timers who also held a full-time job amounted to 30,525 up by 10 per cent when compared to the corresponding month in 2018. Employed persons whose part-time job was their primary occupation totalled 35,617, up by 2.7 per cent when compared to 2018.

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