Full-time employment increased by 4.6% in September 2020

Last Updated on Tuesday, 2 February, 2021 at 12:16 pm by Andre Camilleri

In September 2020, registered full-time employment increased by 4.6% while part-time employment as a primary job decreased by 9.9% when compared to the corresponding month in 2019.

Administrative data provided by Jobsplus show that, over a period of one year, the labour supply (excluding part-timers) in September 2020 increased by 5.4%, reaching 234. This was mainly attributed to a year-on-year increase in the full-time registered employment (10,218) and an increase in registered unemployment (1,717).

When September 2020 is compared to September 2019, the highest increase in employment was brought about by Administrative and support service activities and Human health and social work activities, with 2,596 and 1,700 respectively. Registered full- time employment in the private sector went up by 8,813 persons to 181,653. Public sector full-time employment increased by 1,405 persons to 49,926.

The number of persons registered as full-time self-employed rose by 2,476 when compared to September 2019, while the number of persons registered as employees increased by 7,742. Full-time employment for males and females went up by 4.2% and 5.3% respectively over 2019 levels.

Registered part-time employment

Registered part-time employment in September 2020 decreased by 3.1 per cent when compared to the same month in 2019. Agriculture, forestry and fishing followed by Public administration and defence; compulsory social security (NACE 84) recorded the highest increases in part-time employment with 237 and 192 respectively. On the other hand, employment within the Accommodation and food services activities (NACE 55-56) decreased by 1,415 when compared to September 2019.

The number of part-timers who also held a full-time job amounted to 31,674 up by 5.0%, when compared to the corresponding month in 2019. Employed persons whose part-time job was their primary occupation totalled 32,136, down by 9.9 per cent when compared to 2019.

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