Employment in October 2016 grows by 5%

Full-time and part-time employment as a primary job both increased by 5% in October 2016, when compared to 2015

7 April 2017, 12:34pm
The number of persons registered as full-time self-employed rose by 457 when compared to October 2015
The number of persons registered as full-time self-employed rose by 457 when compared to October 2015
Full-time and part-time employment as a primary job both increased by 5% in October 2016, when compared to the corresponding month in 2015, Jobsplus data shows.

According to the data, over a period of one year, the labour supply, excluding part-timers, increased by 3.9%, reaching 186,336. This was mainly attributed to an increase of 8,773 people in the full-time gainfully occupied population and a drop of 1,750 people in registered unemployment.

Registered full-time employment

In October 2016, arts, entertainment and recreation and administrative and support service activities contributed mostly to the increase in employment, compared to October 2015. Registered full-time employment in the private sector went up by 8,155 persons to 138,001. Public sector full-time employment increased by 618 persons to 45,169.

The number of persons registered as full-time self-employed rose by 457 when compared to October 2015, while the number of persons registered as employees increased by 8,316 persons. Full-time employment for males and females went up by nearly 4.0% and 6.9% respectively over 2015 levels.

Registered part-time employment

Registered part-time employment in October 2016 went up by 5.2% 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, transportation and storage and professional, scientific and technical activities.

The number of part-timers who also held a full-time job amounted to 24,311 up by 5.6% (1,281 persons) when compared to the corresponding month in 2015. Employed persons whose part-time job was their primary occupation totalled 35,373 up by 5% (1,690 persons) when compared to 2015.