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

At the end of August, the number of persons claiming pay subsidies, employed by the State or receiving start-up grants totalled 33,100, which is 4,600 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 August last year, the number of placements has increased by 20% in local government jobs, 15% in the private sector and 7% in central government jobs. Of those in placements, 54% were men. Placements for men increased by 2,400, and those for women by 2,100 from the previous year.