Key Indicators on the Labour Market for 2012 through to 2017 released by the National Statistics Office show that 15 out of every 100 employees were part-timers. Meanwhile, when it comes to people aged 30 to 34 with tertiary education, Malta has hit its 2020 target of 33% in 2017.
National estimates for unemployment rates in 2017 for people between 15 and 65 years of age was 69.2%, which is 1.5% higher than the EU average. On the same lines, the share of youth who were not in employment, education or training was 8.6%, a full 2.3% less than the EU average. Over all it was concluded that unemployment in general has been declining over the past six years from 6.2% in 2012 to 4% in 2017.
Activity rates have increased, particularly for people aged between 55 and 64 years. While the rate of early school leavers was at 17.7% in 2017, 4% less than equivalent statistics in 2012. This is still well above Malta 2020 target of 10%, and also about the EU average.