Number of persons registering for work has dropped to 1,442 – PM’s reaction

Figures released by the National Statistics Office show that the number of persons registering for work during August was 1,442, this being 2,230 less when compared to the same month last year. This when during August of last year there were over 3,672 unemployed persons.

The figures provided by the JobsPlus labour agency show that over a one-year period, the number of persons on the first part of the unemployment register dropped by 2,054, and another 176 persons dropped from part two of the unemployment register.

It also results that there had been a considerable reduction, when compared to the same month last year, in the numbers of those registering for work for less than 21 weeks.

The number of persons with disabilities who are registering for work has increased by six over August of last year, and there are now 267 persons with disabilities registering for work.

In a reaction, Prime Minister Robert Abela stated that together, we are managing to renew the country.

Dr Abela added that despite the pandemic, during August we have broken the July record for the lowest rate of unemployment.

The Prime Minister further stated that in March 2013 the rate of unemployment was five times higher than the 1,442 seeking jobs now.