The Northern Harbour region reported the highest number of people out of work for just over 2 years, new figures show.
According to the National Statistics Office report on ‘Regional Labour Supply by Place of Residence and Work,’ for 2018, there were 180 people registered out of work for more than 105 weeks, roughly two years and 5 days or more.
By gender, most of these unemployed people were men, numbering 142 while women were recorded as 38.
Likewise, people unemployed between 53 and 104 weeks were recorded as 36 Males and 15 Females. Between 13 and 52 weeks were recorded as 101 Males and 40 Females. The period between 0 and 12 weeks were recorded as 111 Males and 38 females.
In total, this was reported as 390 Males and 131 Females, 521 in total.
Narrowly following the NH region was the Southern region with a total of 447 people unemployed in 2018, 323 Males and 124 Females. Most of these were within the 105 weeks or more bracket (Total 160 – Males – 112 and Females – 48).
The Western region recorded the lowest number of unemployed people during 2018, with only 113 people.
Gozo and Comino reported having 198 people unemployed in 2018, the most once again being recorded unemployed for more than two years.
Most Gozo and Comino residents in public sector and private sector services
Most residents of Gozo and Comino were working in the public sector and service industries in 2018, new figures show.
According to the National Statistics Office report on ‘Regional Labour Supply by Place of Residence and Work,’ there were almost 2,800 Gozo and Comino residents working in full-time private sector jobs within the services industry, compared to around 300 more working in the same industry but within the public sector. This industry accounted for 33.2% of all Gozo and Comino residents working in the private sector.
Conversely, there were around 4,500 Gozo and Comino Residents working in full time jobs classified under the sector, ‘Public Administration and Defence, compulsory social security; education; human health and social work activities.’ Only around 600 people worked in this industry within the private sector. This totaled around 78.2% of Gozo and Comino residents in the public sector.
Private sector outweighs public
According to the NSO report, private sector full-time employment continues to increase both for employees working from their place of residence and of work.
For Malta, ‘Place of Residence’ private sector employment, has increased from 77% in 2016 to 79% in 2018. The same increase is seen for private sector employment under ‘Place of Work’
Likewise, there is a drop from 23% to 21% for ‘Place of Residence’ public sector employment and from 24% to 22% for ‘Place of Work’.
For Gozo and Comino, the increases are more moderate.
‘Place of Residence’ full-time employment in the private sector is recorded to have grown from 57% to 61% between 2016 and 2018. The public sector has equally dropped from 43% to 39%.
‘Place of Work’ full-time employment in the public sector is recorded to have risen from 61% to 64% between 2016 and 2018. In turn, the public sector dropped from 39% to 36% in the same period.