All industries registered increase in employment in 2021

When compared to 2020, employment increased across the board in Malta and Gozo.

The real estate sector saw the biggest rise in Malta, growing by 8%, followed by the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector, which saw a 7.4% gain. Repairing domestic items also saw rise of 7.4%.

The sectors of construction and technology and communication had the biggest gains in Gozo, with growth rates of 25.1% and 10.4%, respectively.

The sectors with the biggest growth—35.5% over 2020—were transportation and storage, wholesale and retail trade, repair of cars and motorcycles, lodging, and food service activities. Together, they accounted for 15.7% of the total Gross Value Added.