Back
Register for SMS Alerts
or enter your details manually below...
First Name:
Last Name:
Email:
Password:
Hometown:
Birthday:
Sorry, we couldn't find that email.
Existing users
Email
Password
Sorry, we couldn't find those details.
Enter Email
Sorry, we couldn't find that email.

24,000 new jobs created under current administration

Government says employment figures confirm that nine out of 10 new jobs created during this administration were in the private sector, contrary to opposition’s claims

Paul Cocks
2 January 2017, 2:59pm
Vacancies in administrative positions saw biggest increase in full-time jobs
Vacancies in administrative positions saw biggest increase in full-time jobs
With 24,348 persons finding full-time employment in the three years up to June 2016, the current administration had created more than double the amount of full-time job opportunities registered in five years under the previous administration, government said on Monday.

This came down to 20 new full-time jobs every day, with private services registering the largest increase, it said in reaction to employment data released by the National Statistics Office.

4,600 administration vacancies were filled, complementing 2,700 jobs in technical services, 1,700 in financial services and 1,400 jobs in information and communication.

Jobs in the retail sector rose by 1,700, while those in the hotels and restaurants sector and the gaming services sector rose by 1,800 and 3,100 respectively.

The government said that the manufacturing and construction industries – which under the previous administration had registered significant job losses – had seen a rise in full-time employment, with 500 more full-time jobs recorded in manufacturing and 900 in construction, in the three years up to June 2016.

Nine out of 10 new full-time jobs under this administration were in the private sector, which recorded 21,513 new jobs, and contrary to the opposition’s claims that new jobs were being created in the public sector, the government said.

The sister island of Gozo had registered more than 1,400 new full-time jobs under this administration, more than double the number of jobs created in the five years under the previous administration.

Official NSO data revealed that in June 2016, registered full-time employment increased by 4.4% while part-time employment as a primary job increased by 4.8% when compared to the same month in 2015.

Paul Cocks joined MaltaToday after having spent years working in newspapers with The Times...
Deals
Latest Business News
Business News 12:45
According to a GRTU business performance survey, 36% of businesses registered an increase in sales in 2016 when compared to 2015
Business Comment 09:19
On Monday, European markets closed in the red area, waiting for United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech on Brexit tomorrow ...
Business News 16-01
The EU's regulation over local banks has gone overboard and is stifling growth, 
Business Comment 16-01
The markets will turn their attention towards Frankfurt next Thursday, when the European Central Bank announces its latest monetary policy d...
Business News 14-01
Moody's agrees to pay $864 million to US justice department, 21 states and the District of Columbia for its risky mortgage security rati...
follow us on facebook