The National Statistics Office (NSO) said that in October 2013, full-time employment increased by 3.2 per cent when compared to the corresponding month in 2012.

Administrative data provided by the Employment and Training Corporation show that over a period of one year to October 2013, the labour supply reached 164,792. This was mainly attributed to increases in the full-time gainfully occupied population of 4,859 persons and in registered unemployment of 581.

Registered part-time employment for the month under review increased by 4.6 per cent when compared to 2012 levels. The number of part-timers who also held a full-time job amounted to24,272 persons; an increase of 3.7 per cent when compared to the corresponding month in 2012. Compared to October 2012, the number of employed persons whose part-time job was their primary occupation totalled 33,510; up by of 5.3 per cent or 1,692 persons when compared to 2012 levels.

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