Considerable drop in number of unemployed people

September 29, 2014

In August, the number of persons registering for work stood at 6,698 compared to 7,457 in the corresponding month last year. Data provided by the Employment and Training Corporation (ETC) for August indicate a decrease of 732 persons registering under Part I and a decline of 27 persons among those registering under Part II of the unemployment register, when compared to the corresponding month last year. Decreases in registered unemployment were recorded among all age-groups, with the most significant being recorded among registrants aged 45 and over (-189 registrants).