Last Updated on Thursday, 16 November, 2023 at 7:33 pm by Andre Camilleri
In June 2023, registered full-time employment increased by 7.6 per cent, while part-time employment as a primary job increased by 3.9 per cent when compared to June 2022, the NSO said Thursday.
Administrative data provided by Jobsplus show that, over a period of one year, the labour supply (excluding part-timers) increased by 7.5 per cent, reaching 272,180. This was mainly attributed to a year-on-year increase in the full-time registered employment (19,165) and a decrease in registered unemployment (79).
Registered full-time employment
During June 2023, Administrative and support service activities and Accommodation and food service activities contributed mostly to the increase in employment, when compared to June 2022. Registered full-time employment in the private sector went up by 19,084 persons to 220,092. Public sector full-time employment increased by 81 persons to 51,213.
The number of persons registered as full-time self-employed rose by 743 when compared to June 2022, while the number of persons registered as employees increased by 18,422. Full-time employment for males and females went up by 7.8 per cent and 7.3 per cent, respectively over 2022 levels.
Registered part-time employment
Registered part-time employment in June 2023 increased by 7.1 per cent when compared to the corresponding month in 2022. The sectors that contributed mostly 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 40,599 up by 10.0 per cent, when compared to the corresponding month in 2022. Employed persons whose part-time job was their primary occupation totalled 34,023 up by 3.9 per cent when compared to the same month in 2022.