Administrative data provided by the Employment and Training Corporation indicate that full-time employment in August 2011 went up by 1.7 per cent when compared to the corresponding month last year.
The number of persons working on full-time basis stood at 149,751 last August, an increase of 1.7 per cent when compared to August 2010. The number of persons registering as unemployed stood at 6,465 – a decrease of 124 persons, or 1.9 per cent, when compared to the previous year.
Full-time employment increased by 2,551 over August 2010. Health and Social Work and Real Estate, Renting and Business activities, recorded increases of 8.5 per cent and 4.2 per cent respectively. Decreases in employment were recorded in Construction and in Wholesale and Retail trade.
Registered employment among men edged up to 98,897 (+0.2 per cent), while that among women increased by 4.9 per cent to 50,854. Increases of 1.8 per cent and 1.0 per cent were also recorded in Malta and Gozo respectively.
The number of persons employed within the private sector rose by 1.8 per cent when compared to the previous year, and accounted for 72.6 per cent of total full-time employment. Major increases within the private sector were registered in the Real Estate, Renting and Business Activities and Manufacturing.
Over a period of one year, persons working on a full-time basis in the public sector increased by 587 persons, to 41,083. The main increases were recorded in Health and Social Work and Education. By contrast, Construction and Transport, Storage and Communication registered declines of 160 and 106 persons respectively.
Full-time self-employment decreased by 139 persons to 17,490 during August 2011. Most of this drop was attributed to Transport, Storage and Communications.
According to data provided by the ETC, between August 2010 and August 2011 part-time employment went up by 4.0 per cent, reaching 54,286. Increases were mainly recorded the Hotels and Restaurants sector, and Real Estate, Renting and Business activities.
The number of part-timers who also held a full-time job rose by 5.3 per cent. A significant increase of 9.1 per cent was recorded among women. Part-timers whose job was their primary occupation went up by 3.2 per cent to 30,938. This year-on-year increase was mainly attributed to males.
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