The number of people who hold a part-time job over and above their full-time work increased by more than 10 per cent in a year, new statistics have revealed.

Data provided by Jobsplus to the National Statistics Office showed that, in March, there were almost 29,000 part-timers who also held a full-time job, up by 10.4 per cent when compared to March 2018.

Employed people whose part-time job was their primary occupation totalled 34,771, up by 1.5 per cent when compared to the previous year.

Registered full-time employment in the private sector went up by 11,558 persons to 166,278, the NSO said. Public sector full-time employment increased by 812 persons to 47,700. 

The number of people registered as full-time self-employed rose by 1,619 when compared to March 2018, while the number of persons registered as employees increased by 10,751. Full-time employment for men and women went up by 5.5 per cent and 7.1 per cent respectively over 2018 levels. 

Part-time work also grew by 5.3 per cent when compared to a year earlier. The overall increase was mainly generated by professional, scientific and technical activities, arts, entertainment and recreation. On the other hand, part-time employment in accommodation and activities related to food services registered a drop of 310 persons when compared to March 2018.

Total labour supply in March increased by six per cent over March 2018, for a total of 215,750. This is being attributed to an increase in the full-time registered employment (12,370) and a decline in registered unemployment (182). 

The highest increase in employment was brought about by professional, scientific and technical activities as well as human health and social work activities. 

Independent journalism costs money. Support Times of Malta for the price of a coffee.

Support Us