Full-time occupied population up by 11.3% between 2010-2014
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Updated labour market time series data provided by the Employment and Training Corporation (ETC), indicates an increase of 11.3 per cent in the full-time gainfully occupied population between 2010 and 2014, the National Statistics Office said today.
When compared to 2010 levels, registered full-time jobs went up by 16,594, reaching 163,549 in 2014, while registered unemployment decreased by 63 to 6,992.
Compared to 2010 levels, the economic sectors which recorded the highest increases in full-time jobs were administrative and support service activities; 3,573 persons and public administration and defence; compulsory social security; 3,306 persons.
Private sector employment in 2014 increased by 13,237 or 12.4 per cent, while public sector employment increased by 3,357 when compared to 2010. Private sector employment increases were mainly recorded in administrative and support service activities followed by professional, scientific and technical activities, 44.2 per cent and 32.7 per cent respectively.
Between 2010 and 2014, public sector employment increased by 8.3 per cent, with the main increases registered in public administration and defence, compulsory, social security, 30.8 per cent).
Compared to 2010, female employment went up by 22.3 per cent or 10,755 persons, with the highest increase recorded in human health and social work activities; 2,408 persons.
In 2014, part-time jobs increased by 19.0 per cent when compared to 2010 levels. The highest increases were mainly recorded in wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles; 1,856 persons and accommodation and food service activities; 1,328 persons.
When compared to 2010, persons with a part-time job as their primary occupation went up by 22.7 per cent, and persons with a part-time job as their secondary occupation rose by 13.8 per cent.