The unemployment register continued to decrease in September when compared with last year, with a National Statistics Office (NSO) press release stating that in total, 1,668 persons were registered for work during the month.
This represents an eight per cent drop when compared with the same month of the previous year. The figures were made possible through data collected by Jobsplus.
It showed that 127 fewer people registered for work under Part I of the unemployment register in September 2019. Part I refers to new job seekers who have left school, reentrant into the labour market or individuals who have been made redundant by their former employer.
Under Part II, representing people who have been dismissed from work over disciplinary action, left work of their own volition or refused work and training opportunities, 18 fewer people registered for employment.
Registered unemployed dropped among all age groups. Those registering for work for less than 21 weeks and those registering for more than one year, decreased when compared to September 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 68.7 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 18.5 per cent and 38.0 per cent respectively.