During May, full-time jobs increased by nearly 2 per cent when compared to the corresponding month last year. Administrative data provided by the Employment and Training Corporation indicate that over a twelve-month period to May, the number of registered full-time jobs increased by 2,983, reaching 154,928. Registered unemployment also increased by 594 persons to 7,292. As a result of this, the labour supply grew by 3,577 to 162,220.
The share of full-time jobs within the private sector amounted to 73 per cent of total fulltime employment. Private sector employment went up by 1.9 per cent when compared to the corresponding month last year. During the same period, public sector employment went up by 2.2 per cent. During May, part-time employees who also held a full-time job went up by 643 persons, with the highest increase recorded among females (+643 persons). During the same period, an increase of 1,627 was recorded among employees who held a part-time job as their primary occupation.