Number of persons registering for work down by 1,625 in June
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In June, the number of persons registering for work stood at 3,441 compared to 5,209 in the corresponding month last year, the National Statistics Office said today.
Data provided by Jobsplus for June indicate a decrease of 1,625 persons registering under Part I and a decrease of 143 among those registering under Part II of the unemployment register, when compared to June 2015. Overall, decreases in registered unemployment were recorded among all age groups.
When compared to June last year, registrants for work decreased irrespective of how long they had been registering. The largest decrease was recorded among persons who had been registering for over one year.
The number of persons with a disability who were registering for work also decreased by 56 to 353. Males accounted for 77.1 per cent of total registrants with a disability.
The largest share of males on the unemployment register sought occupations as crafts and related trade workers (17.0 per cent) whereas their female counterparts mostly sought occupations as clerical support workers (32.3 per cent).
The registered unemployment rate in January 2016 stood at 2.6 per cent of the labour supply (excluding part-time employment), and varied from 3.2 per cent among men to 1.7 per cent among women.
The rate in February 2016 stood at 2.5 per cent of the labour supply and varied from 3.0 per cent among men to 1.7 per cent among women.