Employment Bulletin
August 2021
The number of placements increased particularly in local government and the private sector

At the end of August, the number of persons claiming pay subsidies, employed by the State or receiving start-up grants totalled 28,600, which is 6,400 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 August last year, the number of placements has increased by 7% in government jobs, by 34% in local government jobs and by 28% in the private sector. Of those employed, 54% were men. Placements for men increased by 3,500, and those for women by 2,900 from the previous year.