Data provided by Jobsplus and published by the National Statistics Office (NSO) shows that May 2018 indicates a decline of 600 persons registering under Part I and a decrease of 111 among those registering under Part II of the unemployment register, when compared to May 2017. Registered unemployed dropped among all age groups.
Registrants for work decreased when compared to May 2017, irrespective of how long they had been registering for work. The largest decrease among the unemployed 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 increased by one person when compared to the previous year, reaching 284. Men accounted for 73.9 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 19.2 per cent and 37.9 per cent respectively.
The registered unemployment rate in December 2017 stood at 1.1 per cent of the labour supply, (excluding part-time employment) and varied from 1.3 per cent among men to 0.8 per cent among women.