Job Creation Survey Selected Tables Q4 2015 - Q1 2016
In the fourth quarter of 2015, the total number of new employment recorded in the economy was 499,521 jobs, which was an increase of 5.1 percent (24,341) when compared with the preceding quarter and 35.2 percent (130,036) when compared to the fourth quarter of 2014. The increase in the number of jobs in the fourth quarter was driven mainly by a seasonal induced rise in informal sector jobs, which accounted for 95.4 percent (476,563) of total jobs. It was followed by formal sector jobs, which accounted for 5.5 percent (27,246) of jobs in the fourth quarter of 2015, while the public sector for the first time recorded a negative figure of -4,288 for that quarter.
Data source: National Bureau of Statistics