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11-09-2020 13:00

Government Employment by category: August 2020, total employment: 52.146

In August 2020 total government employment increased by 441 persons (0,9%) in comparison to the corresponding month of 2019 and reached 52.146 persons. Permanent staff decreasedby 722 persons (-2,6%), from 28.238 to 27.516 persons. Casual staff increased by 1.251 persons (8,5%) and reached 16.051 persons compared to 14.800 persons in August 2019.

 

Compared to August 2019 an increase is observed in Education staff (3,7%) as well as in Security Force staff (0,6%) 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 staff (23,4%).

Compared to July 2020, a decrease is observed in all categories with the exception of Security Services which increased by 0,5%. The highest decrease is observed in Education staff (-5,1%). The decrease is solely attributed to casual staff (-15,9%).

 

Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personnel

Category

 

Number of persons

 

% Change

 

August 2019

July 2020

August

2020

   

 

 August

  20/19

Aug.20/

July 20

Civil Service

Total

17.349

17.351

17.315

 

-0,2%

-0,2%

Permanent

11.323

11.018

10.966

 

-3,2%

-0,5%

Casual

6.026

6.333

6.349

 

5,4%

0,3%

Education

Total

12.984

14.186

13.467

 

3,7%

-5,1%

Permanent

9.886

9.642

9.645

 

-2,4%

0,0%

Casual

3.098

4.544

3.822

 

23,4%

-15,9%

Security Forces

Total

12.705

12.724

12.785

 

0,6%

0,5%

Permanent

7.029

6.937

6.905

 

-1,8%

-0,5%

Casual

5.676

5.787

5.880

 

3,6%

1,6%

Total

Total

43.038

44.261

43.567

 

1,2%

-1,6%

Permanent

28.238

27.597

27.516

 

-2,6%

-0,3%

Casual

14.800

16.664

16.051

 

8,5%

-3,7%

Hourly Paid Workers

Total

8.667

8.604

8.579

 

-1,0%

-0,2%

Grand Total

 

51.705

52.865

52.146

 

0,9%

-0,5%

 

 

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:

Statistical Service (CYSTAT) Website, subtheme Employment

 

Contact

George Georgiou: Tel: +357-22602233, Email: galgeorgiou@cystat.mof.gov.cy

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

 

(ND/SCH)