In February, registered full-time employment increased by 3.3 per cent compared with the corresponding month in 2013, while registered part-timers as their primary job rose by 5.8 per cent. Administrative data provided by the ETC show that over a period of one year, the labour supply excluding part-timers increased by 3.4 per cent, reaching 168,288. This was mainly attributed to increases in the full-time gainfully occupied population +5,123 and in registered unemployment +474.
Registered Full-Time Employment
Full-time employment within the private sector increased by 2.9 per cent, while that within the public sector increased by 4.3 per cent. The number of persons registered as full-time self-employed rose by 353 when compared with February last year, while the number of persons registered as employees increased by 4,770. Male and female full-time employment went up by 2.1 per cent and 5.4 per cent respectively over 2013.
Registered Part-Time Employment
Registered part-time employment for February went up by 5.3 per cent compared to last year. The sector that contributed mostly to this increase was the Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motor Cycles +540 persons. Drops in part-time employment were registered in Information and Communication -163 persons. In February, the number of part-timers who also held a full-time job amounted to 24,337, up by 4.6 per cent compared to the corresponding month in 2013. Employed persons whose part-time job was their primary occupation totalled 33,443; up by 5.8 per cent or 1,820 persons.