The number of placements increased in the municipal and private sectors
At the end of April, the number of persons claiming pay subsidies, employed by the State or receiving start-up grants totalled 35,200, which is 4,500 more than the year before. Of those in placements, 1% were in central government, 26% in municipalities and 73% in the private sector. Since April last year, the number of placements had increased by 16% in the private sector and by 13% in municipalities, but decreased by 38% in central government. Of those in placements, 53% were men. Placements for men increased by 2,600, and those for women by 1,900 from the previous year.