Number of persons registering for work down slightly in May – NSO

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Number of persons registering for work down slightly in MayIn May 2014, the number of persons registering for work with the Employment and Training Corporation (ETC) stood at 7,141 compared to 7,292 in the corresponding month last year, the National Statistics Office reported today.

Data provided by the Employment and Training Corporation (ETC) for May indicate a decrease of 44 persons registering under Part 1 and a decline of 107 among those registering under Part 2 of the unemployment register, when compared to the corresponding month last year.

The number of registrants aged 45 and over dropped by 0.8 per cent, to 3,021. Decreases were recorded among all age-groups except for persons aged between 30-44.

When compared to May 2013, an increase of 421 persons was recorded among those who had been registering for more than one year. On the other hand, the number of persons who had been registering for less than 21 weeks declined by 366.

The number of disabled persons registering for work numbered 521, in the same level as last year. Males accounted for 82.5 per cent of the total number of registrants with disability.

The largest share of men on the register sought occupations as crafts and related trade workers, whereas women mostly sought occupations classified as technicians and associate professionals.

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