A report by Australia’s Bureau of Statistics (BIS) has found that the number of people employed in hospitality, public health, community service and other public sector jobs has increased significantly in recent years.
The increase has been driven by the population growth, according to the report, which was released on Tuesday.
“In 2013, the number working in the public sector was 5.4 million, an increase of 0.7 per cent from 2012, and up 10.6 per cent since 2009,” the report said.
“The number working full-time in the private sector was 8.2 million, up 3.6 percent from 2012 and up 6.1 per cent over the past decade.”
The number of jobs for men and women was roughly the same.
The number for men increased by 0.3 per cent and the number for women by 0,3 per, and the gender gap narrowed by 0 per cent.
The overall proportion of the population that works in the community service sector fell from 57 per cent in 2012 to 54 per cent last year, the BIS report found.
The report also showed that the proportion of households headed by women fell from 53 per cent to 52 per cent between 2010 and 2012.
The population of Guyana, which had a population of about 11 million people at the start of last year when President Rafael Correa took power, is estimated to have grown by about 20 million people in the last decade.
The country’s economy grew at 6.3 percent last year.
The BIS reported that employment growth in the national economy was 1.2 per cent, while the national employment rate was 1 per cent as of December.
The economy is expected to contract in the second quarter of this year.