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04-12-2019 13:17

Registered unemployed in November 2019

The unemployed persons, registered at the District Labour Offices on the last day of November 2019, reached 24.495 persons. Based on the seasonally adjusted data that show the trend of unemployment, the number of registered unemployed for November 2019 decreased to 20.860 persons in comparison to 21.233 in the previous month. (Table 1)

In comparison with November 2018, a decrease of 4.019 persons or 14,1% was recorded, attributed mainly to the sectors of trade (a decrease of 676), construction (a decrease of 596), public administration (a decrease of 467), accommodation and food service activities (a decrease of 331), manufacturing (a decrease of 255), transportation and storage (a decrease of 200), and to newcomers in the labour market (a decrease of 982). (Table 2)

 

Table 1

Month and Year

Registered Unemployed – Actual Data

Registered Unemployed – Seasonally Adjusted Data

2019

 

 

November

24.495

20.860

October

16.544

21.233

September

16.968

21.446

August

19.883

21.918

July

20.582

22.189

June

18.960

22.485

May

17.607

22.752

April

20.315

23.186

March

26.508

23.629

February

29.751

23.914

January

30.951

24.237

2018

 

 

December

29.800

24.442

November

28.514

25.006

October

20.447

25.218

September

21.399

25.740

August

23.866

25.927

July

24.803

26.482

June

23.808

27.023

May

22.839

27.536

April

24.903

27.831

March

30.616

28.206

February

34.204

28.827

January

35.989

29.565

2017

 

 

December

35.771

30.431

November

33.780

30.676

 

 

 

      

Table 2

NaceRev.2

Economic Activity

Registered Unemployed    

(actual data)

November     2018

October      2019

November      2019

A

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

160     

142     

128

B

Mining and Quarrying

45     

35      

37

C

Manufacturing

1.679     

1.385     

1.424

D

Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply

11     

11     

13

E

Water Supply, Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities

95     

76     

78

F

Construction

1.813     

1.229      

1.217

G

Wholesale and Retail Trade, Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles

4.748     

3.610     

4.072

H

Transportation and Storage

1.325     

588     

1.125

I

Accommodation and Food Service Activities

8.623     

2.319     

8.292

J

Information and Communication

430     

404     

403

K

Financial and Insurance Activities

1.420     

1.135     

1.352

L

Real Estate Activities

246     

150     

219

M

Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities

1.033     

961     

961

N

Administrative and Support Service Activities

1.044     

550     

944

O

Public Administration and Defence, Compulsory Social Security

1.389     

826     

922

P

Education

572     

581     

536

Q

Human Health and Social Work Activities

389     

347     

343

R

Arts, Entertainment and Recreation

518     

307     

511

S

Other Service Activities

506     

343     

455

T

Activities of Households

55     

39     

48

U

Activities of Extra-territorial Organizations and Bodies

29     

15     

13

 

Newcomers

2.384     

1.491     

1.402

 

Total

28.514     

16.544

24.495

Methodological notes

Definitions

Registered Unemployed

The number of registered unemployed concerns the persons aged 15 years and over who apply at the District and Local Labour Offices of the Department of Labour to seek employment and are registered as unemployed. These persons have to be able and available for work and must be actively looking for one. The monthly number of registered unemployed concerns the persons who during the last day of the month have an active application for seeking employment.

The number of registered unemployed does not include self-employed or persons who seek part-time employment as well as persons who seek employment in certain areas or for a specific employer.

Seasonally adjusted data

Seasonal adjustment is a statistical technique that removes the seasonal component of a time series, making more visible the underlying trend in the change of a characteristic. CYSTAT uses the Demetra 2.04 software which was developed by Eurostat. Seasonally adjusted series are produced by the TRAMO&SEATS algorithm. It should be noted that due to seasonal adjustment the whole series with the monthly estimates is recalculated every time a new month is added in time series. As a result, estimations for the previous months are often revised.

Classification System

Registered unemployed by economic activity are published based on the classification system NACE Rev. 2.

For further information visit the Statistical Service (CYSTAT) website, subtheme Unemployment or contact Ms Eleni Christodoulidou: tel: +35722602142, email: echristodoulidou@cystat.mof.gov.cy or Mr George Αl. Georgiou: tel:+35722602233, email: galgeorgiou@cystat.mof.gov.cy

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