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

At the end of December, the number of persons claiming pay subsidies, employed by the central government or receiving start-up grants totalled 27,700, which is 5,100 more than the year before. Of those in placements, 2% were in central government jobs, 24% in local government jobs and 74% in the private sector. Since December last year, the number of placements had increased by 28% in local government and 22% in the private sector. Placements in central government decreased by 4%. Of those employed, 52% were men. Placements for men increased by 2,900, and those for women by 2,200 from the previous year.