Malta Has Fewer People In Precarious Employment Than The EU Average

9th February 2018

Only 1.2 per cent of people in Malta had a precarious job - a work contract that did not exceed three months in duration - in 2016.

Only 1.2 per cent of people in Malta had a precarious job in 2016, meaning that the work contract did not exceed three months in duration.

The EU average for precarious employment is 2.3 per cent, which has remained relatively stable over the last 10 years, varying between 2.0 per cent (in 2009) and 2.3 per cent, according to Eurostat.

Precarious work contracts are most common in agriculture, forestry and fisheries, affecting 8.1 per cent of the employees in the sector.

Among the EU Member States, the share of precarious employment was highest in Croatia (8.4 per cent), followed at a distance by France (4.8 per cent), Spain (4.7 per cent), Poland and Slovenia (both 4.5 per cent).

Short work contracts were less common in Romania (0.2 per cent), the United Kingdom and the Czech Republic (both 0.4 per cent), as well as Germany (0.5 per cent).


9th February 2018

This year, the five-day summit will dedicate an entire day to the yachting and maritime tourism industry, a key theme for Malta’s economy.

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Private consumption is expected to become the main driver of growth on the back of strong employment growth, improved consumer confidence and growing disposable income.