Employment Bulletin
March 2022
The number of placements increased in all sectors

At the end of March, the number of persons claiming pay subsidies, employed by the State or receiving start-up grants totalled 29,500, which is 4,800 more than the year before. Of those in placements, 1% were in central government jobs, 26% in local government jobs and 73% in the private sector. Since March last year, the number of placements has increased by 21% in local government jobs, by 20% in the private sector and by 1% in central government jobs. Of those in placements, 52% were men. Placements for men increased by 2,600, and those for women by 2,200 from the previous year.