Increase Of 172 Jobs In 2017 Compared To 2016

August 28, 2018

Employers reported an increase of 172 jobs in 2017 compared to 2016 and the number of Bermudian job holders rose from 23,494 to 23,667, an increase of 173 jobs, which marks the “first increase in the total number of jobs filled by Bermudians since 2006.”

This is according to the 2018 edition of the Bermuda Job Market Employment Briefs, which highlights the main findings of the 2017 Annual Employment Survey, and the 2017 Employment Survey Tabulation Set, which were released by the Department of Statistics today.

The briefs provide a broad count of all filled jobs in the Bermuda labour market by selected demographics, industrial and occupational groups. It examines employment changes between the years 2016 and 2017.

The report said the 2017 highlights include:

  • Total filled jobs increased to 33,653.
  • Total filled jobs by Bermudians grew by 0.7% to 23,667.
  • Filled jobs within Other community, social & personal services declined by 7.8%.
  • Filled jobs within Restaurants, cafes and bars roseby 7.5%.
  • The median gross annual income for all job holders increased by 1% to $64,250.
  • There were 215 more Service workers and shop and market sales workers jobs

The report states, “Growth in the job market continued at a slow pace in 2017, up half of one per cent. Collectively, employers reported an increase of 172 jobs in 2017 compared to 2016.”

“The number of Bermudian job holders rose from 23,494 in 2016 to 23,667 in 2017, an increase of 173 jobs. This is the first increase in the total number of jobs filled by Bermudians since 2006.

“The number of jobs held by other non-Bermudians [excludes non-Bermudian Spouses of Bermudians and Permanent Resident Certificate holders] increased by 79 jobs between 2016 and 2017. Jobs held by non-Bermudian Spouses of Bermudians and Permanent Resident Certificate holders both fell by 40.”

Chart extracted from the report:


“The distribution of jobs by age shows the continued ageing of job holders between 2016 and 2017. While the number of job holders under the age of 25 years old rose by 23 from 1,433 to 1,456, jobs held by persons 25 to 54 declined by 101.

“Combined workers aged 55 years and above increased from 9,238 filled jobs to 9,489, an increase of 250 jobs. Job increases were reported for two of the three racial groups presented in Table 1. Jobs held by black workers rose by 53 and by 222 jobs for employees whose race was mixed and other races. For white job holders a decline of 103 jobs was reported.”

The 12-page Bermuda Job Market Employment Briefs follows below [PDF here]:

The 52-page 2017 Employment Survey Tabulation Set follows below [PDF here]:

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  1. Double S says:

    Now PLPers don’t get too excited.

    This survey takes place towards at the end of summer annually.

    Meaning this increase was due to which Party? And no it won’t be the one that got elected in the middle of July.

    • mixitup says:

      Why would’nt everyone be excited that Bermudians have been given better employment opportunities?

      I find it hilarious that all the Sh*t from the OBA’s term, i.e Busses, Garbage trucks gets smeared in the new Gov’t face, but and positive news, it’s Hold up! “We did that!” Mind you they promised 2000, but that’s a whole other story.

  2. redrose says:

    So the OBA did a really bad job …… hahahaha!

    • mixitup says:

      172 out of the promised 2000? Yea I agree, horrible Job!

      • Toodle-oo says:

        The economy did grow and many people did find employment but you and your crew were expecting the OBA to announce that there were suddenly 2000 new positions that they had created that were available to be filled.
        Can’t fix stupid.
        And furthermore , had you and your crew not spent every waking minute creating phony fires and fake news that the OBA wasted too much time responding to we’d be in a much better place than we currently are.
        But that was the plan all along , right ?

        • Correct says:

          The OBA sunk themselves with arrogance around America Cup! Remember that the money from that did not go to our govt coffers it went to the few privileged who are also all in the casino business together. Just watch what happens with that and follow the money. I attended the PLP meeting on gaming and from what I saw the OBA has tried to hurt a small Bermuda company lead by a young entrepreneur who was only trying to help our charities and youth and his brothers and sisters. The OBA used this as a distraction to take our eyes off their agenda. A slap in a young entrepreneurs face. Time to march again.

  3. gustav says:

    thanks for the info.
    for all those who always complain : the foreigners have stolen my job
    what is the unemployment rate ( plus actual number ) in Bermuda ?
    as per report we have in total 33,653 Jobs on our rock.
    Bermudians hold out of this 23,667 Jobs
    remaining ( occupied by the evil foreigners ) 9,986 Jobs.

    lets make a simple calculation :
    in Total ca. 50,000 Bermudians
    unemployment rate is high at 7 % = 3,500 jobless people
    less those who are unable to work , too young or too old ( average 45 % )
    means just 1,925 jobless persons vs 9,986 jobs occupied by foreigners.
    I am not talking about qualification , just numbers.
    if really all foreigners will be kicked out, Bermuda needs an unemployment rate of 44.38 percent , just to replace.

    maybe some of those who still continue to use that phrase might re-consider.

  4. Question says:

    Thanks OBA for those airport and hospitality jobs that the PLP will now try to take credit for.

  5. Mark says:

    Thank you OBA. Now where are all those bitcoin jobs burt?

  6. Bob&Margaret says:

    I am a bit late to this article, but I have a question…. Are the Americas Cup generated jobs included in these stats? From reading the PwC impact assessment it states that 53 Bermudians were employed full time by the ACEA, racing teams and the ACBDA. In addition, 450 team members were granted standard work permits. That means that at least 503 jobs were directly generated by the AC event in 2017 let alone the additional workers required in the retail, hotel etc. sectors to cope with increased demand during June 2017.

    Based on these stats it would appear that they are have not included??