Both full and part-time employment increased last August

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Both full and part-time employment increased last AugustThe National Statistics Office said today that registered full-time employment in August last year, had increased by 6.0 per cent.

It also noted that part-time employment as a primary job increased by nearly 1.7 per cent when compared to the corresponding month in 2016.

Over a period of one year, administrative data provided by Jobsplus show that the labour supply increased by 5.5 per cent, reaching 196,480.

The NSO said that this was mainly attributed to a year on year increase in the full-time gainfully occupied population (11,050) and further complimented by a drop in registered unemployment (772).

Registered full-time employment In August 2017, administrative and support service activities 2,178 and arts, entertainment and recreation, 1,318 contributed mostly to the increase in employment, compared to August 2016.

Full-time employment in the private sector went up by 9,646 persons to 148,098 while public sector full-time employment increased by 1,404 persons to 45,893, the NSO said.

The number of full-time self-employed rose by 774 when compared to August 2016, while the number of persons registered as employees increased by 10,276.

The NSO noted that part-time employment in August 2017 went up by 5.0 per cent when compared to a year earlier. Those part-timers who also held a full-time job amounted to 26,440 up by 10.1 per cent when compared to the corresponding month in 2016.

There were 37,571 employed persons whose part-time job was their primary occupation, which was up by 1.7 per cent when compared to 2016.

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