Employment Bulletin
September 2020
The number of placements fell in local government and the private sector

At the end of September, the number of persons claiming pay subsidies, employed by the State or receiving start-up grants totalled 22,900, which is 1,500 less than the year before. Of those employed, 2% were in government jobs, 25% in local government jobs and 73% in the private sector. Since September last year, the number of placements in local government jobs has decreased by 19% and placements in the private sector by 1% but increased by 1% in government jobs. Of those employed, 52% were men. Placements for men decreased by 800, and those for women by 700 from the previous year.