Number of unemployed drops to just over 1,000 in March – NSO

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 April, 2022 at 11:50 am by Andre Camilleri

In March, the number of persons registering for work stood at 1,008 decreasing by 1,379 when compared to the corresponding month in 2021

Data provided by Jobsplus for March 2022 indicate a year-on-year decrease of 1,288 persons registering under Part I, and an additional drop of 91 persons registering under Part II of the unemployment register. Registered unemployment levels decreased across all age groups for both males and females.

Those who had been registering for work for less than 21 weeks and those who had been registering between 21 and 52 weeks decreased considerably when compared to the same month in 2021. A drop was also recorded amongst those persons who were registering for work for more than one year.

The number of persons with a disability who were registering for work decreased by four persons when compared to the previous year, reaching 256 persons. Males accounted for 74.2% of total registrants with a disability. The largest share of males and females on the unemployment register sought occupations as Clerical support workers, with 21.5% and 44.4% respectively.

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