STA, 16 December 2021 - The number of persons in paid employment stood at an all-time high of 911,820 at the end of October, having increased by 2.4% on the year before and 0.6% on September, the Statistics Office said.
The number of those working for legal and natural persons, and the number of the self-employed rose by a similar share year-on-year, by 2.4% and 2.2%, respectively.
The monthly rise was driven by strong hiring in the manufacturing sector, where payrolls swelled by 0.8% to 207,900 persons. Overall, 15 of the twenty monitored industries recorded employment gains.
This is the fourth consecutive month the number of persons in employment hit an all-time high.