Employment Bulletin
February 2021
The number of placements increased in government and the private sector

At the end of February, the number of persons claiming pay subsidies, employed by the State or receiving start-up grants totalled 23,700, which is 800 more than the year before. Of those employed, 2 % were in government jobs, 25 % in local government jobs and 73 % in the private sector. Since February last year, the number of placements has decreased by 12 % in local government jobs and increased by 5 % in government jobs and by 11 % in the private sector. Of those employed, 50% were men. Placements for men increased by 600, and those for women by 200 from the previous year.