The private sector employed 20,448 more people on a full-time basis in April 2023 than it did a year earlier, an increase of 10.4 per cent, according to new information released by the National Statistics Office (NSO).

Referring to data provided by JobPlus, the NSO stated that total full-time employment reached 268,524 that month, an increase of 8.2 per cent over April 2022. Of these, 217,505 were in the private sector, while 51,019 were in the public sector.

Total labour supply increased by 8.2 per cent, reaching 269,490.

The increase in full-time employment was largely driven by administrative and support service activities and accommodation and food service activities.

While private sector employment increased, public sector employment decreased marginally by 0.2 per cent.

As compared to April 2022, full-time employment for males went up by 8.6 per cent amounting to 163,056, while females increased by 7.5 per cent reaching 105,468.

Part-time employment

Part-time employment as a primary job meanwhile increased by 3.8 per cent, while total registered part-time employment increased by 6.7 per cent when compared to the corresponding month in 2022.

This increase was mainly driven by a larger number of part-time contracts in the professional, scientific and technical activities field and the transportation and storage sector.

The number of part-timers who also held a full-time job amounted to 39,867, up by 9.3 per cent, when compared to the corresponding month in 2022.

Employed persons whose part-time job was their primary occupation totalled 33,373 up by 3.8 per cent when compared to the same month in 2022.

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