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December Labour Market Report published

30 April 2024

​​Statistics Jersey have today published the December 2023 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 2023
  • The total number of jobs was 64,200. This was made up of 54,760 jobs in the private sector and 9,450 jobs in the public sector. The number of jobs and private sector jobs were both at their highest recorded December totals, and the number of public sector jobs was the highest recorded to date. 
  • There was an annual increase of 700 jobs (1.1%) since December 2022.
    • In the private sector there was an annual increase of 330 jobs (0.6%). There was a decrease of 710 jobs filled by entitled or entitled to work individuals, which was more than offset by increases in jobs filled by other residential statuses. 
    • In the public sector there was an annual increase of 380 jobs (4.2%). This increase was driven by an increase of 450 in the number of Government of Jersey (GOJ) core jobs (permanent and fixed term employees). The departments with the largest annual increase in core staff were Children, Young People, Education and Skills (up 230), Justice and Home Affairs (up 70) and Health and Community Services (up 70). 
In the private sector at the sectoral level
  • Three sectors saw notable annual increases in jobs. The largest increases were of 290 jobs in private education, health and other services (up 3%) and 280 jobs in hotels, restaurants and bars (up 5%). The hotels, restaurants and bars sector was adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic but in December 2023 had a notably higher number of jobs than December 2019, for the first time since the pandemic period. 
  • Four sectors saw notable annual decreases, including transport and storage and construction and quarrying, both down 120 jobs (down 5% and 2% respectively).
Over the last 5 years (from December 2018 to December 2023)
  • There was an increase of 3,350 all sector jobs (up 5.5%) from December 2018.
    • The total number of private sector jobs increased over five years by 1,690 (up 3.2%).
    • Public sector jobs increased by 1,670 from December 2018 to December 2023 (up 21.5%), which has brought the proportion of workforce jobs in Government of Jersey core jobs (13.1%) above the average for the last two decades (12.1%).
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