In the first ten months of this year, 2,044 people were caught working illegally in Malta, without their employment being registered with JobsPlus.
Details were presented in Parliament by Finance Minister Clyde Caruana on Tuesday.
Out of the total number of persons caught in unregistered employment this year, 554 were Maltese nationals. 198 were of Indian nationality, 106 from Serbia, 104 from Albania, while 103 were Italians.
The Inspectorate Section within JobsPlus carries out random inspections throughout the year, issuing administrative fines to those caught.
11,280 persons caught in 4 years
If one looks at the numbers over the past four years, one notices similar trends, with a total of 11,280 persons caught in unregistered employment. Out of these, 2,985 were Maltese, 869 Italian and 809 were Indian nationals.
Last year saw a one-off spike in the number of Filipinos and Nepalese caught in unregistered employment.