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

At the end of March, the number of persons claiming pay subsidies, employed by the State or receiving start-up grants totalled 24,700, which is 1,800 more than the year before. Of those employed, 2% were in government jobs, 26% in local government jobs and 72% in the private sector. Since March last year, the number of placements has decreased by 5% in local government jobs and increased by 6% in government jobs and by 13% in the private sector. Of those employed, 51% were men. Placements for men increased by 1,200, and those for women by 700 from the previous year.