Data provided by Jobsplus for November 2018 indicate a decline of 451 persons registering under Part I and an increase of 13 among those registering under Part II of the unemployment register, when compared to the same month last year. Registered unemployed dropped among all age groups, with the exception of those aged less than 20 years where the registered unemployed remained unchanged.
Registrants for work decreased when compared to November 2017, irrespective of how long they had been registering for employment. The largest decrease in registrants was recorded among persons who had been registering for more than one year.
The number of persons with a disability who were registering for work decreased by 59 persons when compared to the previous year, reaching 229. Men accounted for 72.5 per cent of total registrants with a disability.
The largest share of men and women on the unemployment register sought occupations as clerical support workers with 18.4 per cent and 40.1 per cent respectively.
The registered unemployment rate in June 2018 stood at 0.9 per cent of the labour supply, (excluding part-time employment); 1.0 per cent for men and 0.6 per cent for women.