A release from the Governor’s Office Contact Phill Leon Guerrero at 929-7467 or Phillip.Leonguerrero@Guam.gov
“As our economy continues to grow, so will the number of jobs for our people. This means more families can provide for themselves, and work to make their dreams come true. Not only is your government working to better serve you, we also are ensuring that your Guamanian Dream becomes a reality. For this, I am excited to share this journey with you. We are moving in the right direction together.” — Governor Eddie Baza Calvo
Guam’s Workforce Continues to Grow
Just one month after showing drops in nearly every unemployment category, Guam continues its path in the right direction with more jobs in the private sector. According to the latest employment report from December 2013, Guam’s private sector has seen a steady growth in employment with 170 new jobs since December 2012.
This is a result of increased construction, transportation, public utilities, finance, insurance, and real estate, according to the Department of Labor 2013 Current Employment Report. Construction employment was up by 220 in the quarter and up by 580 jobs compared to last year.
The report states there are 46,270 current positions held in the island’s private sector with the average hourly earnings of $12.77.
Public Sector Jobs Decrease
While the private sector continues to grow, the government–through attrition, and retirement, has seen decreases in employment. The government of Guam has 160 fewer jobs compared to last year, while the federal government has 60 fewer jobs compared to the same period.
Total employment for the island was virtually constant over the year with private sector gains off-set by reductions in the government sector.
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Click here for the: Current Employment Report Dec 2013