Final results of the 2003 March Survey of Employment and Earnings in large establishments and other latest available information indicate that in 2003, employment in the EPZ and the sugar sectors declined by about 4,100 and 2,800 respectively while other sectors registered an increase of about 12,300.
Total employment thus grew by 5,400 from 490,100 (324,000 males and 166,100 females) in 2002 to around 495,500 ( 327,500 males and 168,000 females) in 2003.
Employment in large establishments increased by about 1,200 from 296,200 in 2002 to around 297,400 in 2003. Employment outside large establishments increased by around 4,200 from 193,900 to about 198,100 during the same period.
source: Central Statistics Office