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08-11-2019 15:28

Government employment by category: October 2019

In October 2019 total government employment increased by 595 persons (1,1%) in comparison to the corresponding month of 2018 and reached 52.476 persons. Permanent staff decreased by 575 persons (-2,0%), from 28.487 to 27.912 persons. Casual staff increased by 8,4% and reached 15.971 persons compared to 14.731 persons in October 2018.

Compared to October 2018, there is an increase of staff in all personnel categories with the largest observed in Education (3,3%) and more specifically in the number of casual staff which increased by 20,8% (712 persons).

Compared to September 2019, an increase is observed in both Education and Security Forces with the largest increase in the casual staff of Education (19,1%). Civil Service staff decreased by 36 persons (-0,2%).

Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personnel

Category

 

Number of persons

 

% Change

 

Oct 2018

Sep 2019

Oct

2019

   

 

Oct

2019/18

 Oct/

   Sep 2019

Civil Service

Total

17.270

17.356

17.320

 

0,3

-0,2

Permanent

11.423

11.297

11.251

 

-1,5

-0,4

Casual

5.847

6.059

6.069

 

3,8

0,2

Education

Total

13.350

13.145

13.794

 

3,3

4,9

Permanent

9.919

9.667

9.651

 

-2,7

-0,2

Casual

3.431

3.478

4.143

 

20,8

19,1

Security Forces

Total

12.598

12.674

12.769

 

1,4

0,7

Permanent

7.145

7.019

7.010

 

-1,9

-0,1

Casual

5.453

5.655

5.759

 

5,6

1,8

Total

Total

43.218

43.175

43.883

 

1,5

1,6

Permanent

28.487

27.983

27.912

 

-2,0

-0,3

Casual

14.731

15.192

15.971

 

8,4

5,1

Hourly Paid Workers

Total

8.663

8.617

8.593

 

-0,8

-0,3

Grand Total

 

51.881

51.792

52.476

 

1,1

1,3

 

Methodological information

Coverage

Government employment includes Civil Service, Educational Service, Security Forces staff and Hourly Paid Workers. Civil Service includes permanent and casual staff of the Ministries, Departments and Services. Educational Service includes the permanent and casual educational staff of school units and the staff of the Cyprus Productivity Center and the Higher Hotel Institute of Cyprus. Security Forces include Police Service, Fire Service and the National Guard staff. The Hourly Paid workers include regular, casual and seasonal staff. The members of the House of Representatives are not included.

Collection of data

Data concerning Government employment is provided by the Treasury and refers to the number of persons that were paid in the current month.

For more information, visit theStatistical Service (CYSTAT) website, subtheme Employment or contact Ms Charoulla Charalambous: tel:+357-22602123, email: ccharalambous@cystat.mof.gov.cy or Ms Eleni Christodoulidou: tel:+357-22602142, email: echristodoulidou@cystat.mof.gov.cy

(EK/SCH)