6.6% increase in full-time employment registered in January 2020

According to NSO, Public sector full-time employment increased by 1,140 persons to 49,385


Administrative data provided by Jobsplus shows that, over a period of one year, the labour supply, excluding part-timers, in January 2020 increased by 6.5%, reaching 231, according to the latest data published by the National Statistics Office, NSO.

This was mainly attributed to a year-on-year increase in the full-time registered employment, 14,178, and a decline in registered unemployment,105.

Registered full-time employment

Data shows that when January 2020 is compared to January 2019, the highest increase in employment was brought about by administrative and support service activities and construction with 2,804 and 2,051 respectively.

Registered full-time employment in the private sector went up by 13,038 persons to 179,940. Public sector full-time employment increased by 1,140 persons to 49,385.

The number of persons registered as full-time self-employed rose by 1,456 when compared to January 2019, while the number of persons registered as employees increased by 12,722.

Full-time employment for males and females went up by 6.4% and 6.8% respectively over 2019 levels.

Registered part-time employment

Registered part-time employment in January 2020 went up by 6.3% when compared to the same month in 2019. The overall increase was mainly generated by professional, scientific and technical activities and administrative and support service activities.

The number of part-timers who also held a full-time job amounted to 30,533 up by 10.6% when compared to the corresponding month last year. Employed persons whose part-time job was their primary occupation totalled 34,510, up by 2.7% when compared to 2019.