Biggest Ever Public Sector

Jersey's public sector employs more people than every before.

At the end of last year, there were 9,070 public sector jobs.  That is 280 more than a year earlier.

It means the public sector has grown by 17% in five years (December 2017 - 2022)

Latest Labour Market figures, published by Statistics Jersey, show the island's workforce is 63,760 - with the total number of jobs 2.6% higher than in 2021.

54,690 people are employed in the private sector.  The total is the second highest on record. 1,320 private sector jobs were created during 2022 (up 2.5%).  

The number of private sector jobs filled by registered staff grew by 350, but was 1,110 lower than the number recorded in June 2019.

The number of licensed staff was the highest recorded, 160 higher than at the end of December 2021.

Employment in Jersey's hospitality and transport sectors are back to pre-Covid levels, up 10% and 15% respectively, but the number of jobs in the wholesale and retail sector is down 3% - with 190 fewer positions.

Just over three quarters of all jobs were full-time.

6,470 (11%) were zero-hours contracts and the rest  (12%) were mainly part-time positions.

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