Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 April, 2022 at 12:03 pm by Andre Camilleri
In November 2021, registered full-time employment increased by 3.9 per cent while part-time employment as a primary job increased by 5.9 per cent when compared to the corresponding month in 2020, the NSO said Wednesday.
Administrative data provided by Jobsplus show that, over a period of one year, the labour supply (excluding part-timers) in November 2021 increased by 3.1 per cent, reaching 244,512.
This was mainly attributed to a year-on-year increase in the full-time registered employment (9,165) and a decrease in registered unemployment (1,722).
When November 2021 is compared to November 2020, the highest increase in employment was brought about by the construction sector and the accommodation and food services activities, with 1,313 and 1,153 persons respectively. Registered full-time employment in the private sector went up 8,149 persons to 191,618. Public sector full-time employment increased by 1,016 persons to 51,718. The number of persons registered as full-time self-employed rose by 1,115 when compared to November 2020, while the number of persons registered as employees increased by 8,050.
Full-time employment for males and females went up by 3.5 per cent and 4.5 per cent respectively over 2020 levels.
Registered part-time employment in November 2021 increased by 9.7 per cent when compared to the same month in 2020. Professional, scientific and technical activities followed by the accommodation and food services activities recorded the highest increases in part-time employment with 999 and 789 persons respectively.
The number of part-timers who also held a full-time job amounted to 36,132 up by 13.5 per cent, when compared to the corresponding month in 2020. Employed persons whose part-time job was their primary occupation totalled 33,312, up by 5.9 per cent when compared to the same month in 2020.