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15-06-2020 14:23

Job vacancies: 1st quarter 2020, annual change 6,1%

The number of job vacancies in the 1st quarter of 2020 reached 7.177. The number of job vacancies increased by 415 (6,1%) compared to the same quarter of the previous year where the number was 6.762. Compared to the 4th quarter of 2019 the number of job vacancies increased by 2.531 (54,5%).

(Table 1)                                   

The job vacancy rate in the 1st quarter of 2020 was 2,0%, while the job vacancy rate in the previous quarter and the 1st quarter of 2019 was 1,3% and 2,0% respectively. The largest job vacancy rates inthe 1st quarter of 2020 were observed in the Sectors of Real Estate Activities (5,8%), Accommodation and Food Services (4,0%) and Construction (3,4%). (Table 2)

 

 

 


Table 1

NaceRev.2

Economic Activity

Number

 

% Change

Q1  2019

Q4 2019

Q1 2020

 

Q1 2020/19

Q1 2020/ Q4 2019

B

Mining and Quarrying

4

15

2

 

-50,0

-86,7

C

Manufacturing

796

316

876

 

10,1

177,2

D

Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply

2

0

9

 

350,0

0,0

E

Water Supply, Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities

32

19

37

 

15,6

94,7

F

Construction

485

283

1052

 

116,9

271,7

G

Wholesale and Retail Trade, Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles

1.080

1.278

906

 

-16,1

-29,1

H

Transportation and Storage

261

190

201

 

-23,0

5,8

I

Accommodation and Food Service Activities

1.812

362

1.563

 

-13,7

331,8

J

Information and Communication

206

284

131

 

-36,4

-53,9

K

Financial and Insurance Activities

431

267

297

 

-31,1

11,2

L

Real Estate Activities

33

34

153

 

363,6

350,0

M

Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities

418

704

426

 

1,9

-39,5

N

Administrative and Support Service Activities

150

238

208

 

38,7

-12,6

O

Public Administration and Defence, Compulsory Social Security

507

122

480

 

-5,3

293,4

P

Education

171

150

73

 

-57,3

-51,3

Q

Human Health and Social Work Activities

159

257

511

 

221,4

98,8

R

Arts, Entertainment and Recreation

59

58

77

 

30,5

32,8

S

Other Service Activities

156

69

175

 

12,2

153,6

 

Total

6.762

4.646

7.177

 

6,1

54,5

 

 

 

Table 2

Nace  Rev.2

Economic Activity

Job VacancyRate

1st Quarter 2019

4th Quarter 2019

1st Quarter 2020

B

Mining and Quarring

0,8

2,9

0,6

C

Manufacturing

2,5

1,0

3,0

D

Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply

0,1

0,0

0,6

E

Water Supply, Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities

1,1

0,7

1,4

F

Construction

1,7

1,0

3,4

G

Wholesale and Retail Trade, Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles

1,7

1,9

1,4

H

Transportation and Storage

1,7

1,2

1,3

I

Accommodation and Food Service Activities

4,9

0,9

4,0

J

Information and Communication

1,9

2,4

1,3

K

Financial and Insurance Activities

2,2

1,4

1,5

L

Real Estate Activities

1,2

1,2

5,8

M

Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities

1,5

2,5

1,5

N

Administrative and Support Service Activities

1,3

2,0

1,9

O

Public Administration and Defence, Compulsory Social Security

1,7

0,4

1,6

P

Education

0,6

0,5

0,3

Q

Human Health and Social Work Activities

0,9

1,5

2,6

R

Arts, Entertainment and Recreation

1,0

1,0

1,2

S

Other Service Activities

2,5

1,1

1,8

 

Total

2,0

1,3

2,0

 

 

 

 

Methodological information

 

Definitions

A job vacancy has to be announced as vacant outside the enterprise concerned, has to be filled in the near future and the employer must have taken active steps to find a suitable candidate.

The job vacancy rate is the number of job vacancies expressed as a percentage of the total number of occupied posts and job vacancies.

 

Coverage

The survey covers enterprises with 1 or more employees classified in all Sectors of Economic Activities under the NACE Rev.2 classification system except A (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing), T (Activities of Households as Employers; Undifferentiated Goods- and Services-Producing Activities of Households for own use) and U (Activities of Extraterritorial Organizations and Bodies).

 

Collection of data

The data collection is carried out by telephone interviews every quarter.

 

For more information:

Statistical Service (CYSTAT) Website, subtheme Employment

 

Contact

Charoulla Charalambous: Tel:+357-22602123, Email: ccharalambous@cystat.mof.gov.cy

Eleni Christodoulidou, Tel:+357-22602142, Email: echristodoulidou@cystat.mof.gov.cy

 

(ND/SCH)