Employment Bulletin
August 2023
The number of placements increased in the private sector

At the end of August, the number of persons claiming pay subsidies, in placement in central government jobs, or receiving start-up grants totalled 36,100, which is 3,000 more than the year before. Of those employed, 1% were in central government jobs, 24% in local government jobs and 75% in the private sector. Since August last year, the number of placements had increased by 14% in the private sector, but decreased by 44% in central government jobs and by 0.5% in municipalities. Of those in placements, 54% were men. Placements for men increased by 1,900, and those for women by 1,100 from the previous year.