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14-09-2020 13:01

Job Vacancies: 2nd quarter 2020 -Annual Change -32,1%

The number of job vacancies in the 2nd quarter of 2020 reached 4172. The number of job vacancies decreased by 1969 (-32,1%) compared to the same quarter of the previous year where the number was 6141. Compared to the 1st quarter of 2020 the number of job vacancies decreased by 3005       (-41,9%). (Table 1)    

The job vacancy rate in the 2nd quarter of 2020 was 1,2%, while the job vacancy rate in the previous quarter and the 2nd quarter of 2019 was 2,0% and 1,7% respectively. The largest job vacancy rates in the 2nd quarter of 2020 were observed in the Sectors of Human Health and Social Work Activities (2,8%), Accommodation and Food Services (2,7%) and Information and Communication (1,9%). (Table 2).


Table 1

NaceRev.2

Economic Activity

Number

 

% Change

Q2  2019

Q1 2020

Q2 2020

 

Q2 2020/19

Q2 / Q1 2020

B

Mining and Quarrying

2

2

1

 

-50,0

-50,0

C

Manufacturing

497

876

309

 

-37,9

-64,7

D

Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply

2

9

0

 

-100,0

-100,0

E

Water Supply, Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities

24

37

4

 

-83,1

-89,2

F

Construction

294

1052

253

 

-13,9

-76,0

G

Wholesale and Retail Trade, Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles

1.151

906

516

 

-55,2

-43,0

H

Transportation and Storage

133

201

59

 

-55,7

-70,6

I

Accommodation and Food Service Activities

1.492

1.563

993

 

-33,4

-36,5

J

Information and Communication

126

131

204

 

61,7

55,7

K

Financial and Insurance Activities

241

297

134

 

-44,5

-54,9

L

Real Estate Activities

11

153

19

 

72,7

-87,6

M

Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities

535

426

170

 

-68,2

-60,1

N

Administrative and Support Service Activities

378

208

33

 

-91,3

-84,1

O

Public Administration and Defense, Compulsory Social Security

530

480

402

 

-24,1

-16,3

P

Education

285

73

478

 

67,7

554,8

Q

Human Health and Social Work Activities

162

511

544

 

236,3

6,5

R

Arts, Entertainment and Recreation

195

77

51

 

-73,9

-33,8

S

Other Service Activities

83

175

2

 

-97,6

-98,9

 

Total

6.141

7.177

4.172

 

-32,1

-41,9

 

Table 2

Nace  Rev.2

Economic Activity

Job VacancyRate

2nd Quarter 2019

1st Quarter 2020

2nd Quarter 2020

B

Mining and Quarrying

0,4

0,6

0,3

C

Manufacturing

1,6

3,0

1,0

D

Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply

0,1

0,6

0,0

E

Water Supply, Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities

0,8

1,4

0,2

F

Construction

1,0

3,4

0,9

G

Wholesale and Retail Trade, Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles

1,8

1,4

0,8

H

Transportation and Storage

0,9

1,3

0,4

I

Accommodation and Food Service Activities

3,2

4,0

2,7

J

Information and Communication

1,3

1,3

1,9

K

Financial and Insurance Activities

1,3

1,5

0,7

L

Real Estate Activities

0,4

5,8

0,8

M

Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities

1,9

1,5

0,6

N

Administrative and Support Service Activities

3,5

1,9

0,3

O

Public Administration and Defense, Compulsory Social Security

1,7

1,6

1,2

P

Education

1,1

0,3

1,6

Q

Human Health and Social Work Activities

0,9

2,6

2,8

R

Arts, Entertainment and Recreation

3,2

1,2

0,9

S

Other Service Activities

1,2

1,8

0,0

 

Total

1,7

2,0

1,2

 

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 one 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

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

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

 

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