Full-time, part-time employment up in March 2023 – NSO

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 8 August, 2023 at 11:43 am by Andre Camilleri

In March 2023, registered full-time employment increased by 8.4 per cent, while part-time employment as a primary job increased by 3.6 per cent when compared to March 2022. 

Administrative data provided by Jobsplus show that, over a period of one year, the labour supply (excluding part-timers) increased by 8.4 per cent, reaching 268,983. This was mainly attributed to a year-on-year increase in the full-time registered employment (20,773) and registered unemployment (5). 

Registered full-time employment  

During March 2023, Administrative and support service activities and Accommodation and food service activities contributed mostly to the increase in employment, when compared to March 2022. Registered full-time employment in the private sector went up by 20,888 persons to 216,982. Public sector full-time employment decreased by 115 persons to 50,988. 

The number of persons registered as full-time self-employed rose by 651 when compared to March 2022, while the number of persons registered as employees increased by 20,122. Full-time employment for males and females went up by 8.9 per cent and 7.7 per cent, respectively over 2022 levels.  

Registered part-time employment  

Registered part-time employment in March 2023 increased by 6.7 per cent when compared to the corresponding month in 2022. The sectors that contributed to the overall increase were Professional, scientific and technical activities followed by Transportation and storage sector. 

The number of part-timers who also held a full-time job amounted to 39,538 up by 9.4 per cent, when compared to the corresponding month in 2022. Employed persons whose part-time job was their primary occupation totalled 33,227 up by 3.6 per cent when compared to the same month in 2022.

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