New figures reveal that 270 jobs were lost within Jersey States in 2016, according to new labour market statistics.
It is thought many of those will be staff who have taken voluntary redundancy and workers who have left and not been replaced.
Savings in staff costs were among the measures necessary to reduce government expenditure under the States Medium Term Finance Plan.
The total jobs filled in Jersey last year was 58,560.
This is the highest December figure for private and public sector employment to date.
The net increase compared to December 2015 is 740. This is mainly due to an increase in private sector jobs, with the construction sector increasing by 290.
In December 2016 11% of jobs filled were under zero-hour contracts.