Gozo: 11.5 per cent increase in full-time employment

According to information published today by the National Statistics Office, in 2015, full-time employment in Gozo and Comino region amounted to 9,039, an increase of 11.5 per cent when compared to 2010.

The private sector comprised 58.9 per cent of the total and contributed to 67.2 per cent of the total increase when compared to 2010. Full-time employment in the private sector was largest in the wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles; transportation and storage; accommodation and food services activities at 40.8 per cent of the total.

In the public sector, the public administration and defence; compulsory and social security; education; human health and social work activities accounted for 71.6 per cent of the total.

In 2015, Gozo and Comino residents with a full-time job totalled to 11,735, reflecting an increase of 14.2 per cent when compared to 2010. The private sector accounted to 55.2 per cent of the total.

The largest share of Gozo and Comino residents with a full-time job was in the public administration and defence; compulsory and social security; education; human health and social work activities, with the share of public sector in these activities amounting to 89.5 per cent.

The aforementioned economic industries comprised 77.7 per cent of the total full-time employment of Gozo and Comino residents in the public sector. On the other hand, the largest proportion of full-time employed Gozo and Comino residents in the private sector worked in the wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles; transportation and storage; accommodation and food services activities, accounting for 37.2 per cent of the total private sector.