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

At the end of May, the number of persons claiming pay subsidies, in placement in central government or receiving start-up grants totalled 32,000, which is 4,400 more than the year before. Of those in placements, 2% were in central government jobs, 26% in local government jobs and 72% in the private sector. Since May last year, the number of placements has increased by 20% in local government jobs, by 15% in the private sector and by 3% in central government jobs. Of those in placements, 53% were men. Placements for men increased by 2,300, and those for women by 2,100 from the previous year.