Full time workers decline by 1,806
The full-time gainfully occupied population dropped by 1,806 in the year to September, while the number of part-timers grew by 2,050, the NSO said today.
It said the full time gainfully occupied in September totalled 144,514, down 35 from August. The number of registered unemployed increased by 1,425 over the year to 7,521.
During September 2009 the labour supply stood at 152,035.
In the 12 months to September 2009 there was a decrease of 783 persons, or 1.9 per cent, in full-time jobs within the public sector, and another drop of 1,023 persons, or 1.0 per cent, in full-time jobs within the private sector. The number of full-time gainfully occupied persons in manufacturing fell by 1,795 or 7.9 per cent, although it increased by 155 or 0.8 per cent when compared to the previous month. Job growth was recorded in health and social work,recreational, cultural, and sporting activities.
By contrast, hotels and restaurants registered a decrease in employment of 625 persons. From August to September 2009, the main increases in the full-time gainfully occupied population were recorded in education and manufacturing sectors.
The number of registered part-time jobs for the month under review totalled 49,968, an increase of 2,050 with respect to the corresponding month in the preceding year. In the twelve months to September 2009, the main increase in part-time employment took place in education (+751 persons) and wholesale and retail trade (+401 persons). From August to September 2009, the number of persons employed on a part-time basis dropped by 32.