Almost 21,000 more full-time jobs in a year

39 jobs have been created every day since March 2013, four times the job creation rate observed before.

The number of people working full-time rose to more than 280,000 last October. This means that, since March 2013, there has been an increase of almost 124,100 full-time jobs. In addition, there was an increase of around 27,100 part-time jobs. Thus, 39 jobs have been created every day since March 2013, four times the job creation rate observed before.

Since January 2020, more than 51,000 full-time jobs have been created. Moreover, part-time employment has risen by almost 12,000. This means that two out of every five new jobs created since 2013 have been created in the last four years, even though during this time the country has experienced a pandemic and was affected by international price shocks.

Last October the number of full-time jobs was 20,800 higher than a year earlier. Of these, only 121 were within the public sector. Part-time work increased by about 4,535 on a year earlier. In total, there was an increase of 798 self-employed. In Gozo there was an increase of 852 full-time jobs and 402 part-time jobs.

There was an increase of around 20,700 jobs within the private sector. Almost 1,700 were an addition to the construction sector’s workforce, 2,500 more jobs were in retail, 1,900 in transport, 3,700 in hotels and restaurants, 1,300 in manufacturing, 300 in remote gaming, 700 in financial services, 2,000 in professional services, 3,500 in administrative services, and another 700 in information and communication. There was also a growth of around 1,300 full-timers in the private health and education services.

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