50,000 new full-time jobs in four years

One in six of all full-time workers has found employment since January 2020.

Jobsplus statistics show that, last September, the number of people working full-time rose to almost 278,000. This means that, since March 2013, there has been an increase of almost 121,500 full-time jobs, besides an increase of around 27,000 part-time jobs. Thus, since the change of Government in 2013, an average 39 additional jobs have been created every single day. This is four times the job creation rate observed before 2013.

Almost 50,000 of the 121,500 new full-time jobs have been created since Robert Abela became Prime Minister in January 2020. One in six of all full-time employed started working in the last four years. 

Last September the number of full-time jobs was almost 20,600 more than a year earlier. Of this increase, only 207 were within the public sector. In fact, the proportion of full-time workers within the public sector today is 19% of all workers, while in 2013 it was 27%. Two out of three additional people who have been employed within the public sector since January 2020 were in the public education or health sector.

In the 12 months leading to last September, there was an increase of around 20,350 jobs with the private sector. Almost 1,500 were an addition to the workforce of the construction sector, 2,500 to retail, 1,900 to transport, 3,600 to hotels and restaurants, 1,300 to manufacturing, 400 to remote gaming, 700 to financial services, 2,000 to professional services, 3,500 to administrative services, and in information and communication there was a growth of 600 employed persons. There has been a growth of around 1,300 new full-timers with the private health and education sectors.

In total, there was an increase of 726 self-employed in the same period, while part-time work increased by about 4,450 on a year earlier. In Gozo there was an increase of 790 full-time jobs and 357 part-time jobs.

All these positive developments have led our country to record the lowest unemployment rate observed across EU countries for the first time in history.

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