Half of Gozitans working full-time in Malta are employed in the public sector

(source: Wikimedia Commons/ John Haslam, originally posted to Flickr as Ships that pass in the day; Gozo to Malta Ferry)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 6 October, 2020 at 12:23 pm by Andre Camilleri

More than half of the 3,578 Gozitan residents who have a full-time job in Malta are employed in the public sector, according to data released by the National Statistics Office.

In 2019, there were 15,193 Gozitans in full-time employment, reflecting an increase of 6.2% over the previous year. Out of this total, 11,517 had a full-time job in Gozo while 3,578 had a full-time job in Malta.

Out of the 15,000+ full-time Gozitans, 62% worked in the private sector. However, the public sector accounted for 51% of full-time jobs for Gozitans working in Malta.

89.9% of those working in the public sector worker in the public administration and defence; compulsory social security; education; human health; and social work activities.

Full-time employment in the Malta region stood at 214,186, an increase of 6.3% over 2018.

Here, the private sector accounted for 79% of jobs.

The global number of employed persons in Malta and Gozo (those with a full-time job or who have a part-time job as their primary employment) amounted to 261,145, an increase of 5.8% when compared to the previous year.

The number of Malta residents who worked on a full-time basis reached 210, 510, an increase of 6.3% when compared to 2018. The private sector amounted to 79.6% of the total, while the remaining worked in the public sector.

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