28 April 2023
Statistics Jersey have today published the December 2022 Labour Market report. This report is published every six months and covers key aspects of the job market for both the private and public sector.
In December 2022
- The total number of jobs was 63,760. There was an annual increase of 1,600 jobs (2.6%) since December 2021.
- There were 54,690 jobs in the private sector. This was an annual increase of 1,320 jobs (2.5%).
- There were 9,070 jobs in the public sector. This was an annual increase of 280 jobs (3.2%).
- The total number of jobs was the highest recorded to date. The total number of jobs in the public sector was also at an all-time high, and the total number of private sector jobs was the second-highest recorded to date.
At a sectoral level
- Seven sectors saw notable annual increases in jobs. The largest increases were of 490 jobs in hotels, restaurants and bars (up 10%) and 280 jobs in transport and storage (up 15%). Both these sectors were adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic but are now higher than their December 2019 totals, the last totals prior to COVID-19. One sector saw a notable annual decrease, wholesale and retail, down 190 jobs (down 3%).
- The annual increase of 280 jobs in the public sector was driven by an increase of 320 in the number of Government of Jersey (GOJ) core employees (permanent and fixed term employees).
Over the last 5 years (from December 2017 to December 2022)
- There was an increase of 3,970 all sector jobs (up 7%) from December 2017.
- The total number of private sector jobs increased over five years by 2,680 (up 5%).
- Public sector jobs increased by 1,290 from December 2017 to December 2022 (up 17%).