At least 62% of Maltese workers felt their job was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, a new report by the National Statistics Office found.
Moreover, when comparing Malta’s labour force in April of this year and 2019, the results show that weekly hours worked dropped 22% in April 2020.
However, more than half (62%) reported working normal hours despite the disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak, with 7% saying they worked more, and 14% not working at all.
Three in 10 experienced a reduction in working hours, with 44% citing other reasons unrelating to COVID-19 and more than a third (39%) due to slack work brought about by economic circumstances following the implementation of a number of health measures.
Remote working increased since last year, with many forced to work from home since the outbreak. In fact, figures jumped to 33% for teleworking, almost triple numbers in the previous year (12%).