Employment Bulletin
October 2022
The number of placements increased in all sectors

At the end of October, the number of persons claiming pay subsidies, in placements in central government jobs or receiving start-up grants totalled 34,700, which is 6,300 more than the year before. Of those in placements, 2% were in central government jobs, 26% in local government jobs and 72% in the private sector. From October last year, the number of placements has increased by 30% in local government jobs, 20% in the private sector and 11% in central government jobs. Of those in placements, 53% were men. Placements for men increased by 3,500, and those for women by 2,900 from the previous year.