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

At the end of December, the number of persons claiming pay subsidies, employed by the State or receiving start-up grants totalled 22,600, which is 200 less than the year before. Of those employed, 2% were in government jobs, 24% in local government jobs and 74% in the private sector. Since December last year, the number of placements has decreased by 19% in local government jobs and increased by 6% in government jobs and by 7% in the private sector. Of those employed, 50% were men. Placements for men decreased by 200, and those for women remained largely unchanged from the previous year.