Statistics Jersey have today published the December 2020 Labour Market report. Jersey's labour market report is published every six months and covers key aspects of the job market for both the private and public sector.
In December 2020:
- the total number of jobs was 60,000. There was an annual decrease of 1,380 jobs (2.2%) since December 2019, the largest December decrease since at least 1998
- there were 51,470 jobs in the private sector. This was an annual decrease of 1,790 jobs (3.4%), its largest recorded decrease in December
- there were 8,530 jobs in the public sector. This was an annual increase of 400 jobs (4.9%)
At a sectoral level:
- seven sectors saw annual decreases in jobs; the largest decrease was of 1,040 jobs in hotels, restaurants and bars, which was the second-largest change recorded in any sector to date (with the largest being the annual decrease of 1,700 recorded by this sector in June 2020)
- the annual increase of 400 jobs in the public sector was driven by an increase of 330 in the number of Government of Jersey (GOJ) core employees (permanent and fixed term employees), which includes staff employed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic