April’s full-time employment increased by 2.2% on last year

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April's full-time employment increased by 2.2% on last yearDuring April, full-time employment increased by 2.2 per cent when compared to the corresponding month last year.

The National Statistics Office said that the administrative data provided by the Employment and Training Corporation showed that over a twelve-month period to April, persons registered as working on a full-time basis increased by 3,315, reaching 154,855.

During the month under review, persons registering as unemployed also increased by 403 to 7,176, despite a decrease of 174 when compared to March. The labour supply (excluding part-timers) went up by 3,718 to 162,031.

Full-time employment within the Education sector registered the highest increase when compared to the corresponding month in 2012 (+970). The Administrative and Support Service Activities sector also advanced by 11.3 per cent to 8,610.

On the other hand, full-time employment within Construction declined by 454 when compared to the corresponding month last year.

Full-time employment within the private sector grew by 2 per cent to 113,039. Main increases in private sector employment were recorded within Administrative and Support Services +894 and in Professional, Scientific and Technical activities + 469. Public sector full-time employment also went up by 2.6 per cent, with the highest increase being recorded within the Education sector +716.

When compared to April 2012, employees working on a full-time basis increased by 2.4 per cent, reaching 136,933. Registered self-employment went up by 0.6 per cent, to 17,922.

During the month under review, part-time employment went up by 5 per cent when compared to the corresponding month last year, reaching 55,978. The most significant increase in part-time employment was registered in Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles +559 and Health and Social Work activities +296. On the other hand, part-timers in Education declined by 132.

During April, part-time workers who also held a full-time job increased by 752, with the highest increase being recorded among women (+538 registrants).

During the same period, an increase of 1,938 persons was recorded among persons who had a part-time job as their main employment.

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