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11-08-2020 13:09

Government Employment by category: July 2020 (Total Employment: 52.865)

In July 2020 total government employment increased by 573 persons (1,1%) in comparison to the corresponding month of 2019 and reached 52.865 persons. Permanent staff decreased by 686 persons (-2,4%), from 28.283 to 27.597 persons. Casual staff increased by 1.346 persons (8,8%) and reached 16.664 persons compared to 15.318 persons in July 2019.

Compared to July 2019 an increase is observed in Education staff (5,1%) as well as in Security Force staff (0,1%) while a decrease is observed in Civil Service staff (-0,2%). In all three categories of staff there is an increase in casual staff and the highest is observed in Education (25,7%).

Compared to June 2020, an increase is observed in all categories with the highest increase in Education staff (2,4%). The increase is solely attributed to casual staff (8,0%).

The increase in Education casual staff is partially attributed to the late payment (as a consequence of Covid-19) of the substitute teachers in Primary Education.

Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personnel

Category

 

Number of persons

 

% Change

 

July 2019

June 2020

July

2020

   

 

 July

  20/19

July 20/

June 20

Civil Service

Total

17.394

17.313

17.351

 

-0,2

0,2

Permanent

11.340

11.023

11.018

 

-2,8

0,0

Casual

6.054

6.290

6.333

 

4,6

0,7

Education

Total

13.502

13.852

14.186

 

5,1

2,4

Permanent

9.886

9.645

9.642

 

-2,5

0,0

Casual

3.616

4.207

4.544

 

25,7

8,0

Security Forces

Total

12.705

12.703

12.724

 

0,1

0,2

Permanent

7.057

6.959

6.937

 

-1,7

-0,3

Casual

5.648

5.744

5.787

 

2,5

0,7

Total

Total

43.601

43.868

44.261

 

1,5

0,9

Permanent

28.283

27.627

27.597

 

-2,4

-0,1

Casual

15.318

16.241

16.664

 

8,8

2,6

Hourly Paid Workers

Total

8.691

8.586

8.604

 

-1,0

0,2

Grand Total

 

52.292

52.454

52.865

 

1,1

0,8

Methodological information

Coverage

Government employment includes Civil Service, Educational Service, Security Forces staff and Hourly Paid Workers. Civil Service includes permanent and casual staff of the Ministries, Departments and Services. Educational Service includes the permanent and casual educational staff of school units and the staff of the Cyprus Productivity Center and the Higher Hotel Institute of Cyprus.  Security Forces include Police Service, Fire Service and the National Guard staff. The Hourly Paid workers include regular, casual and seasonal staff. The members of the House of Representatives are not included.

Collection of data

Data concerning Government employment is provided by the Treasury and refers to the number of persons that were paid in the current month.

For more information visit Statistical Service (CYSTAT) Website, subtheme Employment or contact Mrs Charoulla Charalambous: tel:+357-22602123, email: ccharalambous@cystat.mof.gov.cy or Mrs Eleni Christodoulidou, tel:+357-22602142, email: echristodoulidou@cystat.mof.gov.cy

 

(ΙΚ/ECH)