Unemployment decreases by 7.9% when comparing August 2018 with 2019

24th September 2019 

Registered unemployed dropped among all age groups, with the exception of those aged between 30 and 44 years.

In August, the number of persons registering for work stood at 1,645 decreasing by 7.9 per cent when compared to the corresponding month in 2018.

Data provided by Jobsplus for August 2019 indicate a decline of 150 persons registering under Part I and an increase of eight among those registering under Part II of the unemployment register, when compared to the same month last year.

Part I unemployment refers to those who are entering the job market for the first time, re-entrants to the market or individuals who have been made redundant by former employers. Part II refers to those who have been dismissed from work due to disciplinary action, left out of their own free will, refused training opportunities or were struck off the registry after an inspection by law enforcement personnel.

Registered unemployed dropped among all age groups, with the exception of those aged between 30 and 44 years, which increased by three* individuals from 526 to 529 persons when comparing August 2018 with 2019.

Registrants for work with a duration of under 21 weeks and over one year decreased when compared to August 2018. The largest decrease was recorded among persons who had been registering for more than one year. On the other hand, those who have been registering for work between 21 and 52 weeks, increased when compared to the same month last year.

The number of persons with a disability who were registering for work decreased by 17 when compared to the previous year, reaching 227. Males accounted for 70.5 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 18.6 per cent and 38.4 per cent respectively.

*A previous version stated that the increase of those aged between 30 and 44 years registered as unemployed went up by 12 individuals, when the correct figure is three. 

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