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06-10-2020 13:50

Registered Unemployed: September 2020

The unemployed persons, registered at the District Labour Offices on the last day of September 2020, reached 30718 persons. Based on the seasonally adjusted data that show the trend of unemployment, the number of registered unemployed for September 2020 increased to 36452 persons in comparison to 35502 in the previous month. (Table 1)

In comparison with September 2019, an increase of 13750 persons or 81,0% was recorded, attributed mainly to the sectors of accommodation and food service activities (an increase of 5498), trade (an increase of 2192), transportation and storage (an increase of 826), administrative and support service activities (an increase of 682), professional, scientific and technical activities (an increase of 644) and education (an increase of 561). (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

 

 

September

30.718

36.452

August

33.649

35.502

July

32.313

34.242

June

31.158

34.218

May

29.604

34.277

April

28.591

32.065

March

26.353

22.906

February

25.620

21.745

January

26.214

21.565

2019

 

 

December

25.285

21.366

November

24.495

21.476

October

16.544

20.886

September

16.968

20.690

August

19.883

21.380

July

20.582

21.782

June

18.960

21.535

May

17.607

21.118

April

20.315

22.657

March

26.508

23.299

February

29.751

24.269

January

30.951

24.577

2018

 

 

December

29.800

24.770

November

28.514

24.970

October

20.447

24.966

September

21.399

25.550

August

23.866

25.621

 

Table 2

NaceRev.2

Economic Activity

Registered Unemployed    

(actual data)

September 2019

August    2020

September   2020

A

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

142

215

210

B

Mining and Quarrying

31

38

37

C

Manufacturing

1.414

1.874

1.908

D

Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply

10

15

13

E

Water Supply, Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities

74

109

109

F

Construction

1.268

1.625

1.645

G

Wholesale and Retail Trade, Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles

3.637

5.703

5.829

H

Transportation and Storage

562

1.466

1.388

I

Accommodation and Food Service Activities

1.911

7.894

7.409

J

Information and Communication

416

719

690

K

Financial and Insurance Activities

1.210

1.501

1.511

L

Real Estate Activities

127

294

294

M

Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities

943

1.556

1.587

N

Administrative and Support Service Activities

518

1.187

1.200

O

Public Administration and Defense, Compulsory Social Security

1.050

2.289

1.367

P

Education

903

2.974

1.464

Q

Human Health and Social Work Activities

354

605

596

R

Arts, Entertainment and Recreation

294

681

667

S

Other Service Activities

359

874

719

T

Activities of Households

46

72

71

U

Activities of Extra-territorial Organizations and Bodies

17

23

25

 

Newcomers

1.682

1.935

1.979

 

Total

16.968

33.649

30.718

 

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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