Unemployment rises by 1,412 persons in June

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Unemployment rises by 1,412 persons in JuneAt 7,273 persons, registered unemployment in June 2009 increased by 1,412 persons when compared to the corresponding month last year.

In Malta, the registered unemployed amounted to 6,540 persons, whereas in Gozo these amounted to 733. In the twelve months to June 2009, both Malta and Gozo experienced an increase in unemployment, 1,346 in Malta and 66 in Gozo.

With regard to persons registering for work in the twelve months to June 2009, the number of men increased by 1,061, whilst the number of women increased by 351.

In the twelve months to June 2009, the number of persons registering for work increased across all the age groups. The 45+ age bracket made up 41.6 per cent of the total increase in the number of unemployed persons, while the under-20 age group made up 9.0 per cent.

Between June 2008 and June 2009, those persons who have been registering for work for under 20 weeks increased by 794.

This release also provides information on the occupations being sought by unemployed persons. Occupations related to elementary duties and tradeswork were the most common among men, whereas women tended to seek jobs which were clerical or service-oriented.

The unemployment rates for June 2009 do not feature in this release since the administrative data on the labour supply for this month are not yet available.

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