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05-08-2020 12:42

Registered unemployed: July 2020

The unemployed persons, registered at the District Labour Offices on the last day of July 2020, reached 32313 persons. Based on the seasonally adjusted data that show the trend of unemployment, the number of registered unemployed for July 2020 decreased to 33082 persons in comparison to 33.243in the previous month. (Table 1)

In comparison with July 2019, an increase of 11731 persons or 57,0% was recorded, attributed mainly to the sectors of accommodation and food service activities (an increase of 6255), trade (an increase of 1724), transportation and storage (an increase of 860), administrative and support service activities (an increase of 581), professional, scientific and technical activities (an increase of 460) and arts, entertainment and recreation (an increase of 325). (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 safe. 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

 

 

July

32.313

33.082

June

31.158

33.243

May

29.604

33.537

April

28.591

31.576

March

26.353

22.692

February

25.620

21.658

January

26.214

21.584

2019

 

 

December

25.285

21.477

November

24.495

21.669

October

16.544

21.141

September

16.968

21.020

August

19.883

21.529

July

20.582

21.577

June

18.960

21.401

May

17.607

21.018

April

20.315

22.581

March

26.508

23.250

February

29.751

24.246

January

30.951

24.579

2018

 

 

December

29.800

24.794

November

28.514

25.015

October

20.447

25.028

September

21.399

25.634

August

23.866

25.657

July

24.803

26.228

June

23.808

26.705

                                                                                                                                

 

Table 2

NaceRev.2

Economic Activity

Registered Unemployed    

(actual data)

July 

2019

June    2020

July     2020

A

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

138

198

199

B

Mining and Quarrying

32

41

37

C

Manufacturing

1.418

1.742

1.728

D

Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply

11

15

14

E

Water Supply, Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities

65

96

97

F

Construction

1.363

1.573

1.549

G

Wholesale and Retail Trade, Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles

3.623

5.321

5.347

H

Transportation and Storage

577

1.420

1.437

I

Accommodation and Food Service Activities

1.961

8.852

8.216

J

Information and Communication

475

645

682

K

Financial and Insurance Activities

1.309

1.384

1.407

L

Real Estate Activities

126

294

290

M

Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities

952

1.373

1.412

N

Administrative and Support Service Activities

570

1.197

1.151

O

Public Administration and Defense, Compulsory Social Security

2.202

1.854

2.234

P

Education

2.664

1.582

2.732

Q

Human Health and Social Work Activities

355

482

528

R

Arts, Entertainment and Recreation

348

685

673

S

Other Service Activities

501

720

809

T

Activities of Households

46

68

68

U

Activities of Extra-territorial Organizations and Bodies

23

22

21

 

Newcomers

1.823

1.594

1.682

 

Total

20.582

31.158

32.313

                                                                                                                  

 

 

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: +35725270606, Email.: aioannidou@cystat.mof.gov.cy

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

 

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