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03-12-2020 13:13

Registered unemployed in November 2020

The unemployed persons, registered at the District Labour Offices on the last day of November 2020, reached 32.968 persons. Based on the seasonally adjusted data that show the trend of unemployment, the number of registered unemployed for November 2020 decreased to 31.285 persons in comparison to 34.997 in the previous month. (Table 1)

In comparison with November 2019, an increase of 8.473 persons or 34,6% was recorded, attributed mainly to the sector of trade (an increase of 2.142), professional, scientific and technical activities (an increase of 747), construction (an increase of 690), manufacturing (an increase of 629), education (an increase of 611) and to newcomers in the labour market (an increase of 866). (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

 

 

November

32.968

31.285

October

31.487

34.997

September

30.718

34.166

August

33.649

33.837

July

32.313

33.095

June

31.158

33.495

May

29.604

33.944

April

28.591

32.086

March

26.353

23.134

February

25.620

22.141

January

26.214

22.111

2019

 

 

December

25.285

22.034

November

24.495

22.403

October

16.544

20.096

September

16.968

20.439

August

19.883

21.160

July

20.582

21.621

June

18.960

21.434

May

17.607

21.071

April

20.315

22.656

March

26.508

23.344

February

29.751

24.358

January

30.951

24.704

2018

 

 

December

29.800

24.928

November

28.514

25.191

October

20.447

24.759

                                                                                                                               

Table 2

NaceRev.2

Economic Activity

Registered Unemployed    

(actual data)

November 2019

October 2020

November 2020

A

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

128     

225

214

B

Mining and Quarrying

37    

40

41

C

Manufacturing

1.424      

1.992

2.053

D

Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply

13     

15

14

E

Water Supply, Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities

78     

108

110

F

Construction

1.217   

1.743

1.907

G

Wholesale and Retail Trade, Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles

4.072     

6.051

6.214

H

Transportation and Storage

1.125    

1.379

1.507

I

Accommodation and Food Service Activities

8.292     

7.602

8.311

J

Information and Communication

403     

717

740

K

Financial and Insurance Activities

1.352     

1.540

1.544

L

Real Estate Activities

219     

299

314

M

Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities

961     

1.651

1.708

N

Administrative and Support Service Activities

944     

1.235

1.360

O

Public Administration and Defense, Compulsory Social Security

922     

1.307

1.327

P

Education

536     

1.291

1.147

Q

Human Health and Social Work Activities

343     

603

603

R

Arts, Entertainment and Recreation

511     

676

686

S

Other Service Activities

455     

757

808

T

Activities of Households

48    

72

69

U

Activities of Extra-territorial Organizations and Bodies

13     

24

23

 

Newcomers

1.402     

2.160

2.268

 

Total

24.495

31.487

32.968

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.

For further information visit the Statistical Service (CYSTAT) website, subtheme Unemployment or contact Ms Aristi Ioannidou: tel: +35725270606, email.: aioannidou@cystat.mof.gov.cy or Ms Eleni Christodoulidou: tel: +35722602142, email: echristodoulidou@cystat.mof.gov.cy

(EK/SCH)