Survey says Malta’s employment ups 6.6% in Q1

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Malta’s employment is estimated to have gone up by 6.6% in Q1 when compared to the corresponding quarter of 2018, according to a report published by National Statistics Office (NSO) based on a so-called Labour Survey.  

The survey indicated that total employment stood at 241,468, accounting to more than half the population aged 15 and over. The number of unemployed people stood at 8,853 (2.1%) while that of inactive people totalled 165,235 (39.8%), the NSO reports.

The activity rate review was estimated at 74.9% with the highest rate recorded among people aged 25 to 54 (86.7%), according to NSO figures. 

In addition, out of every 100 people aged between 15 to 64 years, approximately 72 were employed. 

The male employment rate for this age bracket was 81.6% as compared to the female bracket that stood at 62.1%. The largest share of employed people was recorded among those aged between 25 and 34 years, for both men and women.