Malta - Unemployment





Malta: Unemployment

Mnemonic LBU.IMLT
Unit #, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 3.88 %
Data 2018 Q4 8,713
2018 Q3 9,065

Series Information

Source National Statistics Office (NSO) - Malta
Release Employment
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 6/30/2000
End Date 12/31/2018

Malta: Labor

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Labor Force 2018 Q4 248,140 248,609 #, NSA Quarterly
Labor Force Employment 2018 Q4 239,427 239,544 #, NSA Quarterly
Total Employment 2018 Q4 239,427 239,544 #, NSA Quarterly
Unemployment 2018 Q4 8,713 9,065 #, NSA Quarterly
Unemployment Rate Jun 2018 0.86 0.87 %, 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.