Full-time and part-time employment both increased in August – NSO
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In August 2014, registered full-time employment increased by 3.7 per cent when compared to the corresponding month in 2013, while registered part-time employment as a primary job rose by 8.6 per cent, the National Statistics Office said today.
Administrative data provided by the ETC show that over a period of one year, the labour supply increased by 3.1 per cent, reaching 171,432. This was mainly attributed to an increase in the full-time gainfully occupied population (+5,871) and a drop in registered unemployment (-759).
In the month under review, Administrative and Support Service Activities and Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities contributed mostly to the increase in employment, compared to the corresponding month in 2013.
Registered full-time employment in the private sector went up by 3,793 persons, to 120,668. Public sector full-time employment increased by 2,078 persons to 44,066.
The number of persons registered as full-time self-employed rose by 411 when compared to August 2013, while the number of persons registered as employees increased by 5,460.
Full-time employment for males and females went up by 2.6 per cent and 5.6 per cent respectively over 2013 levels.
Registered part-time employment in August 2014 went up by 7.7 per cent when compared to August 2013. The sectors that contributed most to the overall increase in part-time employment were Public Administration and Defence; Compulsory Social Security, +1,429 followed by Education, +596.
The number of part-timers who also held a full-time job amounted to 24,841, up by 6.4 per cent when compared to the corresponding month in 2013.
Employed persons whose part-time job was their primary occupation totalled 36,899, up by 8.6 per cent or 2,915 persons, when compared to 2013 levels.