FRIDAY, OCT. 19: The Department of Statistics Labour Force Survey, released on Wednesday, showed that nearly 20 per cent of the population was underemployed.

Out of the 35,874 people in the workforce, 6,760 were underemployed.

Who are these people?

Persons who were income-related underemployed amounted to 2,368 people, with the majority (1,348) of them being women.

Those whose highest academic qualification was a school leaving certificate or high school diploma accounted for more than half of all income-related underemployed workers at 1,304.

Young workers aged 16 to 44 years registered the highest occurrence of income-related underemployment among all age groups with 631 persons.

Those who were skills-related underemployed, showed women were nearly twice as likely as men who wanted to use their skills/qualifications in a  different job (1,409 women compared to 830 men).

There were 1,941 cases of skills-related under-employment among Bermudians.

The largest share of skills-related underemployed workers were people 25 to 34 years old.

There were many recent college graduates who are working in roles that do not allow them to fully use their newly acquired qualifications.

There were 693 people who had an associates degree in this group and 507 with a bachelor’s degree.

Time related underemployment compromises three groups: not enough work and or fear/certainty of losing job; temporary work; and inconvenient work hours and or unsuitable working conditions.

An estimated 1,240 workers desired to have alternative employment because their current job required them to work inconvenient work hours or because working conditions were somehow inadequate. Bermudians accounted for 987 of this group.

Some 448 Bermudians reported that the job they held did not provide them with enough work hours or the prospects for losing their job were high.

• Time-related underemployment occurs when an employed person desires to work in alternative employment that provides sufficient number of work hours, more convenient work hours or permanent employment.

• Skills-related underemployment occurs when a working person desires an alternative employment position in which they can use the skills and or qualifications they possess which are not being used in their current employment.

• Income-related underemployment includes working persons who desire more pay than they are receiving in their current job from an alternative employment position.

Below are the 10 highest ranked occupations by underemployment type:

Income-related

 

Skills-related

 

Time-related

 

Median income: $38,906

 

Median income: $51,008

 

Median income: $48,688

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Occupation

# of jobs

Occupation

# of jobs

Occupation

# of jobs

1. Cashier

140

1. Senior clerk

133

1. Executive Secretary and personal assistant

156

2. Security officer

114

2. Cashier

111

2. Mason

81

3. Tech. salesperson

104

3. Executive Secretary and personal assistant

92

3. Child-care worker

72

4. Hotel cashier/recep

98

4. Accountant 1

74

4. Senior clerk

71

5. Child care worker

73

5. Investment officer

72

5. General administration or Personnel manager

66

6. Heavy truck driver

66

6. Cleaner/houseperson

59

6. Cleaner/houseperson

59

7. barber/hairdresser

61

7. Sales clerk retail

57

7. Sales clerk retail

59

8. Motor car driver

59

8. Executive chef

52

8. Accountant II

58

9. Barperson/bartender

55

9. Receptionist

50

9. Pot washer

53

10. Medical worker

50

10. Supervisor (clerical)

47

10. Nursing aide

53