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03-07-2020 13:07

Registered Unemployed: June 2020

The unemployed persons, registered at the District Labour Offices on the last day of June 2020, reached 31158 persons. Based on the seasonally adjusted data that show the trend of unemployment, the number of registered unemployed for June 2020 decreased to 33538 persons in comparison to 33797 in the previous month. (Table 1)

In comparison with June 2019, an increase of 12198 persons or 64,3% was recorded, attributed mainly to the sectors of accommodation and food service activities (an increase of 6880), trade (an increase of 1757), transportation and storage (an increase of 820), administrative and support service activities (an increase of 635), professional, scientific and technical activities (an increase of 456) and arts, entertainment and recreation (an increase of 355). (Table 2)

It is noted that according to the information of the Department of Labour, the comparison of the data since March 2020 and onwards, with the data of the previous months is not considered objective. This is due to the implementation by the Public Employment Service of the extraordinary measures announced by the Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance for automatic renewals of registered unemployed and new registrations of unemployed people without their physical presence in order to avoid the spread of coronavirus.

 

 

Table 1

Month and Year

Registered Unemployed – Actual Data

Registered Unemployed – Seasonally Adjusted Data

2020

 

 

June

31.158

33.538

May

29.604

33.797

April

28.591

31.765

March

26.353

22.790

February

25.620

21.720

January

26.214

21.615

2019

 

 

December

25.285

21.482

November

24.495

21.650

October

16.544

21.102

September

16.968

20.964

August

19.883

21.457

July

20.582

21.479

June

18.960

21.459

May

17.607

21.053

April

20.315

22.610

March

26.508

23.272

February

29.751

24.261

January

30.951

24.587

2018

 

 

December

29.800

24.796

November

28.514

25.011

October

20.447

25.019

September

21.399

25.620

August

23.866

25.639

July

24.803

26.203

June

23.808

26.721

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                

 

Table 2

NaceRev.2

Economic Activity

Registered Unemployed    

(actual data)

June   2019

May    2020

June     2020

A

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

150

159

198

B

Mining and Quarrying

31

39

41

C

Manufacturing

1.449

1.700

1.742

D

Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply

10

15

15

E

Water Supply, Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities

70

100

96

F

Construction

1.401

1.611

1.573

G

Wholesale and Retail Trade, Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles

3.564

5.162

5.321

H

Transportation and Storage

600

1.405

1.420

I

Accommodation and Food Service Activities

1.972

9.293

8.852

J

Information and Communication

438

624

645

K

Financial and Insurance Activities

1.378

1.418

1.384

L

Real Estate Activities

124

306

294

M

Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities

917

1.373

1.373

N

Administrative and Support Service Activities

562

1.211

1.197

O

Public Administration and Defense, Compulsory Social Security

1.777

1.202

1.854

P

Education

1.562

713

1.582

Q

Human Health and Social Work Activities

314

463

482

R

Arts, Entertainment and Recreation

330

658

685

S

Other Service Activities

428

632

720

T

Activities of Households

46

65

68

U

Activities of Extra-territorial Organizations and Bodies

24

16

22

 

Newcomers

1.813

1.439

1.594

 

Total

18.960

29.604

31.158

                                                                                                                  

 

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 JDemetra+ 2.2.2 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. In March 2020 there has also been a readjustment of the applied model.

Classification System

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

Further information:

Statistical Service (CYSTAT) Website, subtheme Unemployment

Contact

Aristi Ioannidou: Tel: +35725871033, Email.: aioannidou@cystat.mof.gov.cy

Eleni Christodoulidou: Tel: +35722602142, Email: echristodoulidou@cystat.mof.gov.cy 

 

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