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

At the end of October, the number of persons claiming pay subsidies, employed by the State or receiving start-up grants totalled 28,400, which is 5,200 more than the year before. Of those in placements, 2% were in government jobs, 25% in local government jobs and 73% in the private sector. Since October last year, the number of placements had increased by 23% in local government and 23% in the private sector. Placements in government decreased by 1%. Of those employed, 52% were men. Placements for men increased by 2,900, and those for women by 2,300 from the previous year.