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September labour supply grows by 3.5%

In September 2016, registered full-time employment increased by 4.6% while part-time employment as a primary job increased by 5.4% when compared to the corresponding month of the previous year

7 March 2017, 1:21pm
In September 2016, arts, entertainment and recreation, and administrative and support service activities contributed mostly to the increase in employment
In September 2016, arts, entertainment and recreation, and administrative and support service activities contributed mostly to the increase in employment
The labour supply grew by 3.5% between September 2015 and September 2016, reaching 185,259, according to administrative data provided by Jobsplus.

The increase was mainly attributed to an rise in the full-time gainfully occupied population by 7,928 people and a drop in registered unemployment by 1,717.

Registered full-time employment

In September 2016, arts, entertainment and recreation, and administrative and support service activities contributed mostly to the increase in employment, compared to September 2015.

Registered full-time employment in the private sector went up by 7,549 persons to 137,262. Public sector full-time employment increased by 379 persons to 44,790.

The number of persons registered as full-time self-employed rose by 428 when compared to September 2015, while the number of persons registered as employees increased by 7,500 persons.

Full-time employment for males and females went up by 3.4% and 6.5% respectively over 2015 levels.

Registered part-time employment

Registered part-time employment in September 2016 went up by 5.6% when compared to a year earlier. The sectors that contributed most to the overall increase were wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles, accommodation and food service activities and transportation and storage.

The number of part-timers who also held a full-time job amounted to 24,370, up by 5.8% when compared to the corresponding month in 2015. Employed persons whose part-time job was their primary occupation totalled 36,304, up by 5.4% when compared to 2015.

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