Malta - Unemployment





Malta: Unemployment

Mnemonic LBU.IMLT
Unit #, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 11.53 %
Data 2021 Q1 10,516
2020 Q4 11,886

Series Information

Source National Statistics Office (NSO) - Malta
Release Employment
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 6/30/2000
End Date 3/31/2021

Malta: Labor

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Labor Force 2021 Q1 273,916 271,995 #, NSA Quarterly
Labor Force Employment 2021 Q1 263,400 260,109 #, NSA Quarterly
Total Employment 2021 Q1 263,400 260,109 #, NSA Quarterly
Unemployment 2021 Q1 10,516 11,886 #, NSA Quarterly
Unemployment Rate Dec 2020 1.17 1.23 %, NSA Monthly
Agriculture Employment 2017 2,766 2,870 # Annual
Wage & Salaries 2010 16,575 16,901 EUR, NSA Annual

Release Information

The data regarding employment, unemployment and inactivity is gathered from the Labour Force Survey (LFS). The LFS's purpose is to gather information about the labour force using internationally agreed concepts and definitions.

  • Uses a random sample of 2,500 private households per quarter. The objective is to have a continuous assessment of labour market trends given that the reference weeks are evenly spread throughout the 13 weeks of a quarter.
  • 1,250 households chosen to participate for the first time
  • 1,250 households chosen from the previous survey respondents
  • 1st time respondents can choose phone or personal interviews
  • 2nd time respondents are given phone interviews

Data is subject to revisions

More detailed information about the LFS can be found here.