Administrative data provided by Jobsplus show that, over a period of one year, the labour supply (excluding part-timers) increased by 7.3 per cent, reaching 259,941 (see methodological note 5). This was mainly attributed to a year-on-year increase in the full-time registered employment (17,854) and a decrease in registered unemployment (270) (Table 1).
Registered full-time employment
During October 2022, administrative and support service activities (NACE 77-82, 3,810) and accommodation and food services activities (NACE 55-56, 2,951) contributed mostly to the increase in employment, when compared to October 2021 (Table 1). Registered full-time employment in the private sector went up by 17,939 persons to 207,524. Public sector full-time employment decreased by 85 persons to 51,433 (Table 2).
The number of persons registered as full-time self-employed rose by 586 when compared to October 2021, while the number of persons registered as employees increased by 17,268. Full-time employment for males and females went up by 7.8 per cent and 6.9 per cent, respectively over 2021 levels (Table 2).
Registered part-time employment
Registered part-time employment in October 2022 increased by 7.3 per cent when compared to the corresponding month in 2021. The sectors that contributed to the overall increase were professional, scientific and technical activities (NACE 69-75, 867) followed by transportation and storage sector (NACE 49-53, 700) (Table 3).
The number of part-timers who also held a full-time job amounted to 38,558 up by 10.5 per cent, when compared to the corresponding month in 2021. Employed persons whose part-time job was their primary occupation totalled 33,320 up by 3.9 per cent when compared to the same month in 2021 (Table 4).
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1. The data provided in this release, including the relevant classifications, is based on administrative records held at Jobsplus. The information contained in this release may be subject to revision.
2. “The National Statistics Office publishes, on a quarterly basis, another set of statistics on employment and unemployment based on the Labour Force Survey (LFS). When compiling LFS statistics, the NSO adopts the International Labour Organisation (ILO) definition, an internationally agreed definition on employment and unemployment. This definition has also been adopted by Eurostat and is used by all EU Member States. More details regarding the methodology used for the compilation of employment and unemployment statistics from the LFS may be found in quarterly LFS news releases.
Since Jobsplus records and LFS results measure two different facets of employment and unemployment, these are not comparable. Users are therefore cautioned that these two sets of statistics should not be used interchangeably.
3. Full-time and part-time status is determined by the employer’s declaration (or that made by a self-employed person) in the engagement form which is required to be sent to Jobsplus upon commencement of employment.
4. Apprentices are included under their respective economic activity.
● Labour Supply: Full-time gainfully occupied population and the registered unemployed population.
● Apprentices, trainees and students: Includes apprentices, trainees, Junior College and University students in the summer work-phase, undergraduate trainees and trainees with fixed contracts.
● Regional employment: Data on Malta/Gozo employment differs on the basis of economic sector. Accordingly, the data on private sector employment depends on employee residence, whereas data for public sector depends on employer information on the location of its employees.
● Full-time equivalent (FTE): Employment in full-time equivalent is a conversion method used to measure the number of employees according to the number of hours worked. When using FTE a full-time employee working a 40-hour week is equivalent to 1.0, whereas a person who works 20 hours per week is equivalent to 0.5. Table 2 of this release includes persons who work full-time, persons on a full-time with reduced hours basis and full-time employees who are on unpaid leave. When converting these figures into FTE, full-time employees are considered as 1 whereas persons working full-time with reduced hours or who are on unpaid leave are considered according to the hours worked. FTE data is currently available in respect of public sector employment and is based on the administrative records of the People and Standards Division within the Office of the Prime Minister. FTE information for the private sector is not available.
● Part 1 of the unemployment register: Persons registering under Part 1 are either new job seekers who have left school, re-entrants into the labour market, or individuals who have been made redundant by their former employer.
● Part 2 of the unemployment register: Persons registering under Part 2 are either workers who have been dismissed from work due to disciplinary action, left work out of their own free will, refused work or training opportunities or were struck off the register after an inspection by Law Enforcement personnel.
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