2,103 more people gainfully occupied
The full-time gainfully occupied population reached 150,717 in April 2012, an increase of 1.4%, or 2,103 people when compared to the corresponding month last year
On their part, the registered unemployed went up by 188, or 2.9%. As a result, the labour supply during the period increased by 1.5%, reaching 157,490 persons.
Compared to April 2011, increases in full-time employment were mainly registered in the health and social work sector and administrative service activities. On the other hand, full-time employment in construction declined by 277 persons, or 2.2%.
When compared to April 2011, employment in the private sector increased by 2.4%, with the highest increase being recorded in the transport and storage sector; 10.8%. On the other hand, employment in the public sector declined by 1.2% to 40,733.
Female employment increased by 3.4% to 51,689, while male employment increased by 0.4% to 99,028. The health and social work sector registered the highest increase in female employment while the highest increase in male employment was recorded within the transport and storage sector.
When compared to April 2011, the number of employees increased by 1.5% or 2,027 persons. Self-employment also increased by 0.4% or 76 persons, reaching 17,728.
Part-time employment in April, 2012 numbered 53,791, an increase of 6.5% when compared to April, 2011. The highest increase in part-time employment was recorded within accomodation and food services activities (+11.4%).
Persons whose part-time job was their primary occupation increased by 2,248 persons with the highest increase being recorded among females (+1,316). Persons who had a part-time job as their secondary job also increased by 1,025 with the highest increase being recorded among femals (+564).