Employment Trends

Detailed information on employment trends in the Maltese Islands based on information available at Jobsplus is available under this section. Further analysis on latest information published is also made available here.  All information displayed in this section is available for download

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Employment

Full-Time Employment

 1.1  Full-Time Employment by Economic Sector (2011-2021) 
 1.2  Full-time Employment segmented by Gender and Market segment (2011-2021)  
 1.3  Labour Supply Trend (2011-2021)  
 1.4  Full-Time Employment in Gozo by Economic Sector (2011-2021) 
 1.5  Full-Time Employment in Gozo segmented by Gender and Market segment (2011-2021)
 1.6  Labour Supply Trend in Gozo (2011-2021)
 1.7  Full-Time Employment by Gender, Age Cohorts and Island (2011-2021)  
 1.8  Full-Time Employment as at end April 2022   

Part-Time Employment

 2.1  Part-time Employment by Economic Sector (2011-2021)
 2.2  Part-time Employment segmented by Gender and Market segment (2011-2021)
 2.3  Part-time Employment Trend (2011-2021)
 2.4  Part-time Employment in Gozo by Economic Sector (2011-2021)
 2.5  Part-time Employment segmented in Gozo by Gender and Market segment (2011-2021) 
 2.6  Part-time Employment Trend in Gozo (2011-2021)
 2.7  Part-Time Employment as at end April 2022 

Total Employment

 3.1  Total Employment by Economic Sector (2011-2021)
 3.2  Total Employment segmented by Gender and Market segment (2011-2021) 
 3.3  Total Employment Trend (2011-2021)
 3.4  Total Employment in Gozo by Economic Sector (2011-2021)
 3.5  Total Employment in Gozo segmented by Gender and Market segment (2011-2021) 
 3.6  Total Employment Trend in Gozo (2011-2021)

 


 

Full-Time Employment

1.1 Full-time Employment by Economic Sector (2011-2021)

The Gainfully Occupied Population (full-time employment) increased by 61% over the period under review. Employment in the Market Services segment increased by 77%, whilst employment in Direct Production increased by 16%. The increase in Direct Production segment resulted from a 30% in Agriculture, forestry and fishery; Manufacturing 12%, Quarrying and Utilities 19% and 32% in the Construction industry. Whilst the increase in employment in the Market Services segment mainly resulted from a two fold increase in employment within the Arts, Entertainment and Recreation sector and more than two fold increase in the Administrative and support service activities sector. Although from the illustration below, the sector including Public Administration and Defence; Education; Human Health and Social Work activities has the largest employment share (especially after 2012), however over the period under review it increased by 61%

Full-Time Employment by Sector 2011-2021 (Dec) 

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1.2 Full-time Employment segmented by Gender and Market segment (2011-2021)

Over the period under review, the full-time employment share of males decreased from 66% to 61%, whilst that of females increased from 34% to 39%. Both males and female registered an in increase in Direct Production (14% males and 24% females) and Market Services (64% males and 96% females).

FT Emp Trend 2011-2021 (M&F) 
  

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1.3 Labour Supply Trend (2011-2021)

Full-time employment increased by 61% over the period under review, whilst jobseekers registered with Jobsplus decreased by 82%. Hence the overall labour supply increased by 55%. Employment in Market Services increased by 77% while that in Direct Production increased by 16%. 

Labour Supply Trend 2011-21 

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1.4 Full-time Employment in Gozo by Economic Sector (2011-2021)

The Gainfully Occupied Population (full-time employment) in Gozo increased by 63% over the period under review. Employment in the Market Services segment increased by 76%, whilst employment in Direct Production increased by 30%. The increase in Direct Production segment mainly resulted from an increase of 70% in the Construction sector. Conversely, the increase in employment in the Market Services segment mainly resulted from a four fold increase in the Administrative and support service activities sector; two fold increase in employment within the Professional, scientific and technical activities sector; and one fold increase in employment within the Other Services. Although from the illustration below, the sector including Public Administration and Defence; Education; Human Health and Social Work activities has the largest employment share (especially after 2012), however over the period under review it increased by 51%.

GOZO Trend by Sector 2011-21 

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1.5 Full-time Employment in Gozo segmented by Gender and Market segment (2011-2021)

Over the period under review, the full-time employment share of males decreased from 69% to 62%, whilst that of females increased from 31% to 38%. Both males and female registered an in increase in Direct Production (27% males and 52% females) and Market Services (59% males and 102% females).

GOZO FT Trend by Sex and Segment 2011-21 
  

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1.6 Labour Supply Trend in Gozo (2011-2021)

Full-time employment in Gozo increased by 63% over the period under review, whilst jobseekers registered with Jobsplus decreased by 84%. Hence the overall labour supply in Gozo increased by 52%. Employment in Market Services increased by 76% while that in Direct Production decreased by 30%. 

GOZO Labour Supply Trend 2011-21 

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1.7 Full-Time Employment by Gender, Age Cohorts and Island (2011-2021) 

When observing the data for full-time employment by gender and age cohorts, one can notice that the largest change was experienced with the female population, in particular having more an increase in those women aged 30-44 years and those 55 years and over (practically women returners). With regard to the male population, the largest increase was registered in those aged 30-44 years and 55 years and over (+66% over the period under review). One can also observe slight differences in age cohort trends between Malta and Gozo.

Men FT by Age MT and Gozo

Women FT by Age MT and Gozo
Men FT by Age Malta
Women FT by Age Malta
Men FT by Age Gozo

Women FT by Age Gozo




    

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1.8 Full-Time Employment  (April 2022) 

Full-time employment as at end April 2022 stood at 249,164 persons - 233,946 employed in Malta and 15,218 employed in Gozo. 79% of full employment is recruited by the Private sector while the remaining 21% are recruited in the Public sector. The total number of self-employed persons have an 12% share of full-time employment. The largest share of employment (23%) is recruited within the Public Administration, Defence; Education; Human Health and Social Work activities; followed closely by employment within the Wholesale and Retail; transportation and storage; information and Communication sector at 21% .

 

 













    

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Part-Time Employment

2.1 Part-time Employment by Economic Sector (2011-2021)

Part-Time employment increased over the period under review. Employment in the Market Services segment increased by 18%, whilst employment in Direct Production increased by 15%. The main increases in Direct Production segment resulted in an 50% increase in the Electricity, steam and air conditioning services sector and the Construction industry increased by 43%. All the sectors within the Market Services segment registered a considerable increase, although the main booming sectors included: the Arts, Entertainment and Recreation sector and the Professional, Scientific and Technical activities and Financial and Insurance; Real estate activities sector. 

PT Trend 2011-21 (Dec) 

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2.2 Part-time Employment segmented by Gender and Market segment (2011-2021)

Over the period under review, part-time employment share of males increased from 41% to 43%, whilst that of females decreased from 59% to 57%. The drop in the share of female part-time employment resulted due to a shift of females choosing full-time employment. The employment share of males in Direct Production activities registered an increase of 17% (from 67% to 66%); whilst that of females registered an increase of 18% (from 33% to 34%). A similar phenomenon was noticed in the employment share of Market services whereby the males registered an increase of 27% (from 38% to 40; whilst that of females registered and increase of 13% (from 62% to 60%).

 PT by Sex & Segment 2011-21 (Dec)
  

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2.3 Part-time as a primary job trend (2011-2021)

Part-time employment (as a primary job) increased over the period under review, whereby the main increase was registered in the Market Services segment with an increase of 18%. Part-time employment in Direct Production increased by 15%. 

PT by Segment 2011-21 (Dec) 

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2.4 Part-time Employment in Gozo by Economic Sector (2011-2021)

The Part-time employment in Gozo increased by 30% over the period under review. Employment in the Market Services segment increased by 37%, whilst employment in Direct Production increased by 4%. The increase in Direct Production segment mainly resulted from a 23% increase in the Agriculture and Fishing industry. The majority of the sectors within the Market Services segment resulted in an increase, having the largest increase registered in the Professional, Scientific and Technical activities sector (two fold); and the Arts, entertainment and recreation (three fold). 

Gozo PT by Sector 2011-21 (Dec) 

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2.5 Part-time Employment in Gozo segmented by Gender and Market segment (2011-2021)

Over the period under review, part-time employment share of males increased by 34%, whilst that of females increased by 27%. The employment share of males in Direct Production activities registered an increase of 7% (from 75% to 77%) while females registered a decrease of 6% (from 25% to 23%). On the other hand males registered an increase in the employment share of Market Services from 36% to 39%; whilst females registered a decreased from 64% to 61%.

Gozo PT Sex & Segment 2011-21 (Dec) 
  

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2.6 Part-Time Trend in Gozo (2011-2021)

Part-time employment in Gozo increased by 30% over the period under review.  Employment in Market Services increased by 37% while that in Direct Production increased by 4%. 

                                                                                        
Gozo PT by segment 2011-21 (Dec) 

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2.7 Part-Time Employment (as a primary job)  (April 2022) 

Part-time employment (as a primary job) as at end April 2022 stood at 33,126 persons – 30,712 employed in Malta and 2,414 employed in Gozo. Almost 88% of part-time employment is Market Services segment, whilst the remaining 12% are recruited in Direct Production segment. The largest share of part-time employment (25%) is recruited within the Wholesale and Retail; Transportation and Storage and Information and Communication sector; followed by 19% recruited in the Public administration, defence; education; human health and social work activities.










    

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Total Employment

3.1 Total Employment by Economic Sector (2011-2021)

Total employment (full- and part-time) increased by 54% over the period under review. Employment in the Market Services segment increased by 66%, whilst employment in Direct Production increased by 16%. The increase Direct Production segment mainly resulted from an increase of 28% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; and 18% in the Mining and quarrying sector. Conversely, the increase in employment in the Market Services segment mainly resulted from an almost two fold increase in employment within the Activities of households as employers; undifferentiated goods- and services-producing activities of households for own use; two fold increase Arts, entertainment and recreation; one fold increase in the Administrative and support service activities sector. Although from the illustration below, the sector including Public Administration and Defence; Education; Human Health and Social Work activities has the largest employment share (especially after 2012), however over the period under review it increased by 61%.

 Total Employment by Sector (2011-2021)

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3.2 Total Employment segmented by Gender and Market segment (2011-2021)

Over the period under review, total employment share of males decreased from 62% to 59%, whilst that of females increased from 38% to 41%. The employment share of males in Direct Production activities registered an increase of 14% (from 82% to 81%) while females registered an increase of 23% (from 18% to 19%), while employment in Market Services increased by 59% for males and 74% for females.

 

Total Employment LS by Sex and Segment (2011-21)
  

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3.3 Total Employment and Labour Supply trend (2011-2021)

Total employment increased by 54% over the period under review, whilst jobseekers registered with Jobsplus decreased by 82%. Hence the overall labour supply increased by 50%. Employment in Market Services increased by 66% while that in Direct Production decreased by 16%. 

Total Employment LS (2011-2021) 

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3.4 Total Employment in Gozo by Economic Sector (2011-2021)

Total Employment (full- and part-time employment) in Gozo increased by 57% over the period under review. Employment in the Market Services segment increased by 69%, whilst employment in Direct Production increased by 27%. The increase in Direct Production segment resulted from a 18% increase in Manufacturing and Utilities sector and 14% increase was registered in the Agriculture and Fishing industry. Conversely, the increase in employment in the Market Services segment resulted from a five fold in Administrative and support services; a three fold increase in the Professional, Scientific and Technical activities sector and a futher increase of a two fold within the Arts, Entertainment and Recreation sector. 

Gozo Total Employment by Sector (2011-21) 

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3.5 Total Employment in Gozo segmented by Gender and Market segment (2011-2021)

Over the period under review, total employment (full- and part-time) share of males decreased from 64% to 60%, whilst that of females increased from 36% to 40%. The employment share of males in Direct Production activities registered an increase of 25% while females registered an increase of 40% , while employment in Market Services increased by 58% for males and 83% for females.

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3.6 Total Employment and Labour Supply Trend in Gozo (2011-2021)

Total employment in Gozo increased by 57% over the period under review, whilst jobseekers registered with Jobsplus decreased by 85%. Hence the overall Labour Supply in Gozo increased by 49%. Employment in Market Services increased by 69% while that in Direct Production decreased by 27%.

 

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