Number of people on unemployment register decreasing

Last Updated on Monday, 2 August, 2021 at 12:32 pm by Andre Camilleri

In June, the number of persons registering for work stood at 1,711, decreasing by 2,559 when compared to the corresponding month in 2020.

Data provided by Jobsplus for June 2021 indicates a year-on-year decrease of 2,359 persons registering under Part I, and an additional drop of 200 persons registering under Part II of the unemployment register, the National Statistics Office said.

Those registering under Part I are either new job seekers who have left school, re-entrants into the labour market or individuals who have been made redundant by their former employers. Those registering under Part II are either workers who have been dismissed from work due to disciplinary action, left work out of their own free will, refused work or training opportunities or were struck off the register after an inspection by Law Enforcement personnel.

Registered unemployment levels decreased across all age groups, the NSO said.

“Those who had been registering for work for less than 21 weeks decreased considerably when compared to the same month in 2020. Drops were also recorded amongst those persons who were registering for work for more than 21 weeks.”

The number of persons with a disability who were registering for work decreased by nine when compared to the previous year, reaching 253 persons.

“Males accounted for 71.5% of total registrants with a disability.

The largest share of males and females on the unemployment register sought occupations as Clerical support workers, with 23.2% and 41.3% respectively.

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