Malta was the only European Union member state to register an increase in employment from April to June 2020, Eurostat statistics show.
Throughout the second quarter of 2020, i.e. from April to. June, employment in persons decreased in all other member states when compared to the previous quarter.
Whilst the largest decreases were recorded in Spain (-7.5%), Ireland (-6.1%), Hungary (-5.3%), and Estonia (-5.1%), Malta saw an increase of 0.6%.
Towards the end of June, the number of persons registered for employment fell to 4,270, from the total of 4,409.
This equated to a 3% decrease in the number of persons seeking employment through Jobsplus.