In June 2020, the number of persons registering for work stood at 4,270. This marks a slight drop from the number of persons registering for work the previous month, in May 2020, which stood at 4,409 persons.
However, figures published by the National Statistics Office showed a significant year-on-year increase of 2,425 persons registering for work from June 2019 to June 2020.
Registered unemployment levels increased across all age groups. Those registering for work for less than 21 weeks and those registering between 21 and 52 weeks, increased when compared to June 2019 levels. The largest increase was recorded among persons who had been registering for less than 21 weeks.
On the other hand, those who had been registering for work for more than one year, decreased when compared to the same month last year.
The number of persons with a disability who were registering for work increased by 48 when compared to the previous year, reaching 262. Males accounted for 69.8 per cent of total registrants with a disability.
The largest share of males and females on the unemployment register sought occupations as clerical support workers, with 20.7 per cent and 34.5 per cent respectively.