Full-time jobs increase by 2.2% in April 2013
Administrative data provided by the Employment and Training Corporation showed that over a twelve-month period to April, 2013 persons registered as working on a full-time basis increased by 3,315, reaching 154,855, an increase by 2.2% when compared to the corresponding month last year. During the month under review, persons registering as unemployed also increased by 403 to 7,176, despite a decrease of 174 when compared to March. The labour supply (excluding part-timers) went up by 3,718 to 162,031.
Full-time employment within the Education sector (NACE 85) registered the highest increase when compared to the corresponding month in 2012 (+970). The Administrative and Support Service Activities sector (NACE 77-82) also advanced by 11.3% to 8,610. On the other hand, full-time employment within Construction (NACE 41-43) declined by 454 when compared to the corresponding month last year.
Full-time employment within the private sector grew by 2% to 113,039. Main increases in private sector employment were recorded within Administrative and Support Services (NACE 77-82; +894) and in Professional, Scientific and Technical activities (NACE 69-75; + 469). Public sector full-time employment also went up by 2.6%, with the highest increase being recorded within the Education sector (NACE 85; +716).
When compared to April 2012, employees working on a full-time basis increased by 2.4%, reaching 136,933. Registered self-employment went up by 0.6%, to 17,922.
During the month under review, part-time employment went up by 5% when compared to the corresponding month last year, reaching 55,978. The most significant increase in part-time employment was registered in Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles (NACE 45-47, +559) and Health and Social Work activities (NACE 86-88, +296). On the other hand, part-timers in Education (NACE 85) declined by 132.
During April, part-time workers who also held a full-time job increased by 752, with the highest increase being recorded among women (+538 registrants). During the same period, an increase of 1,938 persons was recorded among persons who had a part-time job as their main employment.