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Employment

Full-Time Employment

 1.1  Full-Time Employment by Economic Sector (2002-2015)  
 1.2  Full-time Employment segmented by Gender and Market segment (2002-2015)  
 1.3  Labour Supply Trend (2002-2015)  
 1.4  Full-Time Employment in Gozo by Economic Sector (2002-2015) 
 1.5  Full-Time Employment in Gozo segmented by Gender and Market segment (2002-2015)
 1.6  Labour Supply Trend in Gozo (2002-2015)
 1.7  Full-Time Employment by Gender, Age Cohorts and Island  
 1.8  Full-Time Employment as at end June 2016  

Part-Time Employment

 2.1  Part-time Employment by Economic Sector (2002-2015)
 2.2  Part-time Employment segmented by Gender and Market segment (2002-2015) 
 2.3  Part-time Employment Trend (2002-2015)
 2.4  Part-time Employment in Gozo by Economic Sector (2002-2015)
 2.5  Part-time Employment segmented in Gozo by Gender and Market segment (2002-2015) 
 2.6  Part-time Employment Trend in Gozo (2002-2015)
 2.7  Part-Time Employment as at end June 2016 

Total Employment

 3.1  Total Employment by Economic Sector (2002-2015)
 3.2  Total Employment segmented by Gender and Market segment (2002-2015) 
 3.3  Total Employment Trend (2002-2015)
 3.4  Total Employment in Gozo by Economic Sector (2002-2015)
 3.5  Total Employment in Gozo segmented by Gender and Market segment (2002-2015) 
 3.6  Total Employment Trend in Gozo (2002-2015)

 


 

Full-Time Employment

1.1 Full-time Employment by Economic Sector (2002-2015)

The Gainfully Occupied Population (full-time employment) increased by 26% over the period under review. Employment in the Market Services segment increased by 52.6%, whilst employment in Direct Production decreased by 23.8%. The drop in Direct Production segment resulted from a 25% drop in the Agriculture and Fishing industry; a further 28.3% in Manufacturing and Utilities sector; and a further drop of 11.7% in the Construction industry. Conversely, the increase in employment in the Market Services segment resulted from a three fold increase in employment within the Arts, Entertainment and Recreation sector; an almost two fold increase in the Professional, Scientific and Technical activities sector; and a 60% increase in the Financial and Insurance, and Real Estate activities. 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 38%. 
 

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1.2 Full-time Employment segmented by Gender and Market segment (2002-2015)

Over the period under review, the full-time employment share of males decreased from 71% to 63%, whilst that of females increased from 29% to 37%. One can easily notice the continued shift of employment from Direct Production to Market Services, whereby both males and females registered a decrease of 22.8% and 28.3% respectively, while employment in Market Services increased by 34.3% for males and 88.4% for females.
 
  

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1.3 Labour Supply Trend (2002-2015)

Full-time employment increased by 26% over the period under review, whilst jobseekers registered with Jobsplus decreased by 38.6%. Hence the overall labour supply increased by 22.6%. Employment in Market Services increased by 52.6% while that in Direct Production decreased by almost 24%. 
 

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1.4 Full-time Employment in Gozo by Economic Sector (2002-2015)

The Gainfully Occupied Population (full-time employment) in Gozo increased by 20.2% over the period under review. Employment in the Market Services segment increased by 47%, whilst employment in Direct Production decreased by 21.1%. The drop in Direct Production segment resulted from a 5.7% drop in the Agriculture and fishing industry; a further 31.8% in Manufacturing and Utilities sector; and a further drop of 10.9% in the Construction industry. Conversely, the increase in employment in the Market Services segment resulted from a two fold increase in the Professional, Scientific and Technical activities sector; a further increase of  43.7% in the Accomodation and Food Services activities; and a 40.8% increase in employment within the Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 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, however over the period under review it increased by 35.3%. 
 

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1.5 Full-time Employment in Gozo segmented by Gender and Market segment (2002-2015)

Over the period under review, the full-time employment share of males decreased from 72% to 65%, whilst that of females increased from 28% to 35%. One can easily notice the continued shift of employment from Direct Production to Market Services, whereby both males and females registered a decrease of 18.1% and 35.1% respectively, while employment in Market Services increased by 31.7% for males and 75.5% for females.
 
  

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1.6 Labour Supply Trend in Gozo (2002-2015)

Full-time employment in Gozo increased by 20.2% over the period under review, whilst jobseekers registered with Jobsplus increased by 23.2%. Hence the overall labour supply in Gozo increased by 20.4%. Employment in Market Services increased by 47% while that in Direct Production decreased by 21.1%. 
 

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1.7 Full-Time Employment by Gender, Age Cohorts and Island (2002-2015) 

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 than a two fold 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 55 years and over (+66% over the period under review). One can also observe slight differences in age cohort trends between Malta and Gozo.
 


    

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1.8 Full-Time Employment  (June 2016) 

Full-time employment as at end June 2016 stood at 179,760 persons - 169,137 employed in Malta and 10,623 employed in Gozo. 75% of full employment is recruited by the Private sector while the remaining quarter is recruited by the Public sector. The total number of self-employed persons have an 11% share of full-time employment. The largest share of employment (25%) is recruited within the Public Administration, Defence; Education; Human Health and Social Work activities (24% in Malta; 30% in Gozo); followed closely by employment within the Wholesale and Retail; transportation and storage; information and Communication sector at 23% (23% in Malta; 20% in Gozo).
 

    

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Part-Time Employment

2.1 Part-time Employment by Economic Sector (2002-2015)

Part-Time employment doubled over the period under review. Employment in the Market Services segment more than doubled, whilst employment in Direct Production increased by by 59.6%. The main increases in Direct Production segment resulted in an 86% increase in the Agriculture and Fishing sector (hence witnessing a shift from full-time to part-time employment); the Manufacturing and Utilities sector increased by 41.2%; and the Construction industry increased by 90.3%. 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 sector (both almost tripled their employment); whilst employment in Wholesale and Retail trade, Transportation and Storage; Information and Communication sector; the Accomodation and Food services sector; and the Financial and Insurance; Real estate activities sector more than doubled.   

 

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2.2 Part-time Employment segmented by Gender and Market segment (2002-2015)

Over the period under review, part-time employment share of males increased from 38% to 42%, whilst that of females decreased from 62% to 58%. 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 4% (from 61% to 65%); whilst that of females registered a drop of 5% (from 39% to 35%). A similar phenomenon was noticed in the employment share of Market services whereby the males share increased from 34% to 39%; whilst that of females decreased from 66% to 61%.
 
  

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2.3 Part-time as a primary job trend (2002-2015)

Part-time employment (as a primary job) more than doubled over the period under review, whereby the main increase was registered in the Market Services segment (more than doubled). Part-time employment in Direct Production increased by 59.6%. 
 

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2.4 Part-time Employment in Gozo by Economic Sector (2002-2015)

The Part-time employment in Gozo increased by 52% over the period under review. Employment in the Market Services segment increased by 58%, whilst employment in Direct Production increased by 28.6%. The increase in Direct Production segment resulted from a twofold increase in the Agriculture and Fishing industry (shift from full-time to part-time employment); and a further increase of 11.6% in the Construction industry. However, a drop of 11.8% in part-time employment was registered from the Manufacturing and Utilities sector. 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 (83.2%); and the Wholesale and Retail trade; Transportation and Storage; Information and Communication sector (80.7%). 

 

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2.5 Part-time Employment in Gozo segmented by Gender and Market segment (2002-2015)

Over the period under review, part-time employment share of males increased from 38% to 43%, whilst that of females decreased from 62% to 57%. The employment share of males in Direct Production activities registered an increase of 5% (from 69% to 74%); whilst that of females registered a drop of 5% (from 31% to 26%). A similar phenomenon was noticed in the employment share of Market Services whereby the males share increased from 30% to 37%; whilst that of females decreased from 70% to 63%.,  
 
  

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2.6 Part-Time Trend in Gozo (2002-2015)

Part-time employment in Gozo increased by 52% over the period under review.  Employment in Market Services increased by 58% while that in Direct Production increased by 28.6%. 
 

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2.7 Part-Time Employment (as a primary job)  (June 2016) 

Part-time employment (as a primary job) as at end June 2016 stood at 36,155 persons - 33,835 employed in Malta and 2,320 employed in Gozo. Almost 90% of part-time employment is Market Services segment, whilst the remaining 10% are recruited in Direct Production segment. The largest share of part-time employment (25.9%) is recruited within the Wholesale and Retail; Transportation and Storage; Information and Communication sector; followed by 20% recruited in the Accomodation and Food Service activities; and a further 18% are 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 (2002-2015)

Total employment (full- and part-time) increased by 34.7% over the period under review. Employment in the Market Services segment increased by 61.6%, whilst employment in Direct Production decreased by 19.9%. The drop in Direct Production segment resulted from a 9.7% drop in the Agriculture and Fishing industry; a further 19.6% in Manufacturing and Utilities sector; and a further drop of 8.4% in the Construction industry. Conversely, the increase in employment in the Market Services segment resulted from an almost four fold increase in employment within the Arts, Entertainment and Recreation sector; almost three fold increase in the Professional, Scientific and Technical activities sector; and a 63.2% increase in the Financial and Insurance, and Real Estate activities. 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 41.6%.

 

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3.2 Total Employment segmented by Gender and Market segment (2002-2015)

Over the period under review, total employment share of males decreased from 68% to 59%, whilst that of females increased from 32% to 41%. One can easily notice the continued divergence between employment in Direct Production from Market Services. In fact, both males and females registered a decrease of 19.4% and 21.7% respectively in Direct Production, while employment in Market Services increased by 42.6% for males and 90.7% for females.
 
  

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3.3 Total Employment and Labour Supply trend (2002-2015)

Total employment increased by 34.7% over the period under review, whilst jobseekers registered with Jobsplus decreased by 38.6%. Hence the overall labour supply increased by 31.3%. Employment in Market Services increased by 61.1% while that in Direct Production decreased by 19.9%. 
 

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3.4 Total Employment in Gozo by Economic Sector (2002-2015)

Total Employment (full- and part-time employment) in Gozo increased by 24.8% over the period under review. Employment in the Market Services segment increased by 49%, whilst employment in Direct Production decreased by 16.8%. The drop in Direct Production segment resulted from a 30.2% decrease in Manufacturing and Utilities sector; and a further drop of 9% in the Construction industry; while a 12.2% increase was registered in the Agriculture and Fishing industry. Conversely, the increase in employment in the Market Services segment resulted from an almost two fold increase in the Professional, Scientific and Technical activities sector; a 52.3% increase in employment within the Arts, Entertainment and Recreation sector; an  increase of  45.9% in the Wholesale and Retail Trade; Transportation and Storage; Information and Communication sector; and a further 45.6% in the Accomodation and Food Services activities. 

 

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3.5 Total Employment in Gozo segmented by Gender and Market segment (2002-2015)

Over the period under review, total employment (full- and part-time) share of males decreased from 67% to 61%, whilst that of females increased from 33% to 39%. One can easily notice the continued shift of employment from Direct Production to Market Services. Both males and females registered a decrease in Direct Production segment of 14% and 28.7% respectively, while employment in Market Services increased by 37.4% for males and 65.5% for females.  
 
  

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3.6 Total Employment and Labour Supply Trend in Gozo (2002-2015)

Total employment in Gozo increased by 24.8% over the period under review, whilst jobseekers registered with Jobsplus increased by 23.2%. Hence the overall Labour Supply in Gozo increased by 24.8%. Employment in Market Services increased by 49% while that in Direct Production decreased by 16.8%.
 

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 Part-time Employment segmented by Sex and Market segment (2002-2015)