Employment Bulletin
May 2021
The number of placements increased particularly in the private sector

At the end of May, the number of persons claiming pay subsidies, employed by the State or receiving start-up grants totalled 27,600, which is 6,300 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 May last year, the number of placements has increased by 14 % in government jobs, by 23 % in local government jobs and by 33 % in the private sector. Of those employed, 53% were men. Placements for men increased by 3,600, and those for women by 2,700 from the previous year.