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07-01-2020 14:50

Registered Unemployed in December 2019

The unemployed persons, registered at the District Labour Offices on the last day of December 2019, reached 25.285 persons. Based on the seasonally adjusted data that show the trend of unemployment, the number of registered unemployed for December 2019 decreased to 20.140 persons in comparison to 20.631 in the previous month. (Table 1)

In comparison with December 2018, a decrease of 4.515 persons or 15,2% was recorded, attributed mainly to the sectors of public administration (a decrease of 1.026), trade (a decrease of 646), construction (a decrease of 611), accommodation and food service activities (a decrease of 288), transportation and storage (a decrease of 258), manufacturing (a decrease of 254) and to newcomers in the labour market (a decrease of 875). (Table 2)

 

Table 1

Month and Year

Registered Unemployed – Actual Data

Registered Unemployed – Seasonally Adjusted Data

2019

 

 

December

25.285

20.140

November

24.495

20.631

October

16.544

21.032

September

16.968

21.295

August

19.883

21.809

July

20.582

22.118

June

18.960

22.446

May

17.607

22.741

April

20.315

23.199

March

26.508

23.659

February

29.751

23.959

January

30.951

24.290

2018

 

 

December

29.800

24.512

November

28.514

24.983

October

20.447

25.221

September

21.399

25.739

August

23.866

25.928

July

24.803

26.482

June

23.808

27.023

May

22.839

27.536

April

24.903

27.831

March

30.616

28.207

February

34.204

28.827

January

35.989

29.566

2017

 

 

December

35.771

30.431

 

 

 

 

Table 2

NaceRev.2

Economic Activity

Registered Unemployed    

(actual data)

December     2018

November      2019

December      2019

A

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

146

128

116     

B

Mining and Quarrying

50

37

29     

C

Manufacturing

1.624

1.424

1.370     

D

Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply

11

13

12     

E

Water Supply, Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities

95

78

75     

F

Construction

1.766

1.217

1.155     

G

Wholesale and Retail Trade, Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles

4.615

4.072

3.969     

H

Transportation and Storage

1.448

1.125

1.190     

I

Accommodation and Food Service Activities

9.578

8.292

9.290     

J

Information and Communication

460

403

411     

K

Financial and Insurance Activities

1.398

1.352

1.306     

L

Real Estate Activities

235

219

238     

M

Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities

990

961

933     

N

Administrative and Support Service Activities

1.107

944

1.002     

O

Public Administration and Defence, Compulsory Social Security

2.095

922

1.069     

P

Education

550

536

511     

Q

Human Health and Social Work Activities

376

343

341     

R

Arts, Entertainment and Recreation

528

511

496     

S

Other Service Activities

526

455

464     

T

Activities of Households

49

48

45     

U

Activities of Extra-territorial Organizations and Bodies

28

13

13     

 

Newcomers

2.125

1.402

1.250     

 

Total

29.800

24.495

25.285

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 included 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 Mr George Αl. Georgiou: tel:+35722602233, email: galgeorgiou@cystat.mof.gov.cy.

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