Full-time employment in June went up by 3.9% on last year
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In June, registered full-time employment increased by 3.9 per cent when compared to the corresponding month of the previous year, while registered part-time employment as a primary job rose by 2.3 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 (excluding part-timers) increased by 2.8 per cent, reaching 175,531. This was mainly attributed to an increase in the full-time gainfully occupied population (6,345) and a drop in registered unemployment (1,542).
In June, administrative and support service activities contributed mostly to the increase in employment, compared to June 2014. Registered full-time employment in the private sector went up by 6,024 persons to 126,055. Public sector full- time employment increased by 321 persons to 44,267.
The number of persons registered as full-time self-employed rose by 651 when compared to June 2014, while the number of persons registered as employees increased by 5,694. Full-time employment for males and females went up by 3.0 per cent and 5.4 per cent respectively over 2014 levels.
Registered part-time employment in June 2015 went up by 3.4 per cent when compared to a year earlier. The sectors that contributed most to the overall increase were Wholesale and Retail Trade, Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles, followed by Human Health and Social Work Activities.
The number of part-timers who also held a full-time job amounted to 23,792, up by 5.0 per cent when compared to the corresponding month in 2014. Employed persons whose part- time job was their primary occupation totalled 35,175, up by 2.3 per cent or 807 persons when compared to 2014.