7,291 people registering for work
7,291 people were registering for work as of last April with the Employment and Training Corporation (ETC). A rise of 115 when compared with the previous year yet a decrease of 353 when compared with the previous month.
The National Bureau of Statistics said in a statement that in April 2014 there was an increase of 184 persons registering under Part 1 and a decrease of 69 persons registering under Part 2 of the unemployment register, compared with April 2013.
The number of registrants who are 45-years of age and over, increased by 3% amounting to 3,061. Simultaneously there was a decrease in the number of registrants between the age of 25 and over.
Compared to April 2013, there was an increase of 488 persons among those who have been registered for over a year. On the other hand, there was a decrease of 256 among those who had been registered for less than 21 weeks.
The number of disabled people who were registering for work in April was the same as April before, 536. With 83.2% being male.
The December 2013 unemployment rate was 4.5% of the labor supply (excluding part-time jobs) and ranged from 5.3% among men to 3% among women.