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Labour market for December 2017

10 April 2018

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

In December 2017:

  • total employment was 59,950, the highest December figure recorded to date
    • employment in the private sector was 52,170
    • employment in the public sector was 7,780
  • total employment was 1,310 higher than in December 2016 representing an annual increase of 2.2%
    • employment in the private sector increased by 1,220 on an annual basis
    • employment in the public sector increased by 90 on an annual basis
  • the increase in private sector employment was predominantly due to an increase in the number of full time employees, up by 1,290
  • 6,220 jobs in the private and public sectors were on zero-hours contracts, representing 10% of total employment
  • there were 7,360 active undertakings in the private sector, 310 more than a year earlier; over half (4,020) were single-person undertakings

At a sectoral level:

  • most sectors saw increased employment on an annual basis
  • notable annual increases in employment were seen in private education, health & other services (up 470) and miscellaneous businesses activities (up 190)
  • employment in the finance sector increased by 230 on an annual basis:
    • total employment in this sector was the highest recorded for 9 years, since December 2008
    • trust & company administration saw increased employment, to the highest level recorded by this sub-sector to date
    • the banking sub-sector saw a fall in employment, down by 50 on an annual basis, to a level almost 2,000 lower than that recorded in late 2007 and throughout 2008
  • the public sector headcount increased by 90 on an annual basis, driven by increased numbers of States of Jersey staff on permanent and fixed-term contracts (up 40) and on zero-hours contracts (up 60)

Labour market report December 2017

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