Increase in registered unemployed - NSO
The registered unemployed stood at 6,869 in September, 4.8 per cent more than last year.
The National Statistics Office said this morning that, according to records provided by the Employment and Training Corporation, the number of people registering as unemployed in Malta and Gozo in September stood at 6,185 and 684, respectively.
When compared to last year, the unemployed persons went up by 311 and four, respectively.
Unemployment among men went up by 163, or 3.2 per cent, while female unemployment increased by 152, or 10.6 per cent. Unemployment decreased among those under the age of 20, but increased among those aged 45 and over.
Accordingly, the former decreased by 11.8 per cent, while the latter advanced by 10.6 per cent.
When compared to September last year, the number of people who have been out of work for more than one year went up by 215, or 9.4 per cent, while people who were registering for work for less than 21 weeks went down by 50, or 1.7 per cent.
In May this year, the registered unemployment rate stood at 4.2 per cent of the labour supply (excluding part-timers): five per cent for men and 2.7 per cent for women.