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Labour Market Report for December 2018

Apr 05, 2019

Jersey's labour market report is published every six months and covers key aspects of both public and private sector total employment.

In December 2018:

  • the total number of jobs was 60,900, the highest December figure recorded to date
    • there were 53,120 jobs in the private sector, the highest December figure recorded to date
    • there were 7,780 jobs in the public sector
  • there were 1,110 more jobs than in December 2017, representing an annual increase of 1.9%
    • the increase was driven by the private sector, which saw an annual increase of 1,110 jobs (2.1%)
    • the number of jobs in the public sector were essentially unchanged from December 2017
  • the increase in jobs in the private sector was predominantly due to an increase in the number of full time positions, up by 750
  • 6,520 jobs in the economy were on zero-hours contracts, representing 11% of the total 
  • there were 7,640 undertakings employing staff in the private sector, 290 more than a year earlier; over half (4,300) were single-person undertakings

At a sectoral level:

  • several sectors saw an increase in jobs on an annual basis, notably finance and legal activities (up 300), education, health and other services (up 220), construction (up 180), hotels, restaurants and bars (up 170), and miscellaneous business activities (up 170)
  • in contrast, wholesale and retail was the only sector to see an annual decrease in jobs (down 40)
  • the sector with the greatest annual increase in jobs was finance and legal activities, up 300 annually
    • the number of jobs in finance is now at its highest level to date
    • fund administration saw the biggest annual increase in jobs (up 110)
  • the number of jobs in the public sector was unchanged overall; the number of core jobs in the Government of Jersey increased by 40, while parish jobs decreased by 40

Jersey Labour Market Report December 2018

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