November 2017: 2,246 persons registering for work – a decrease of 25.7% when compared to November 2016

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Latest press release by the National Statistics Office (NSO) states that data provided by Jobsplus for November indicate a decline of 705 persons registering under Part I and a decrease of 70 among those registering under Part II of the unemployment register, when compared to November 2016. Registered unemployed dropped among all age groups.

Registrants for work decreased when compared to November 2016, irrespective of how long they had been registering for work. The only increase is recorded among females registering for over one year. The largest decrease in registrants was recorded among persons who had been registering for less than 21 weeks.

The number of persons with a disability who were registering for work also dropped by 73 when compared to November 2016 reaching 288. Men accounted for 77.4 per cent of total registrants with a disability.

The largest share of men and women on the unemployment register sought occupations as clerical support workers with 19.0 per cent and 37.0 per cent respectively.

The registered unemployment rate in April 2017 stood at 1.4 per cent of the labour supply, (excluding part-time employment) and varied from 1.6 per cent among men to 1.0 per cent among women.