Employment Bulletin
October 2020
The number of placements fell in local government

At the end of October, the number of persons claiming pay subsidies, employed by the State or receiving start-up grants totalled 23,200, which is 800 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 October last year, the number of placements has decreased by 18% in local government jobs and increased by 7% in government jobs and by 3% in the private sector. Of those employed, 52% were men. Placements for men decreased by 400, and those for women by 300 from the previous year.