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06-05-2021 14:32

Registered Unemployed: April 2021

The unemployed persons, registered at the District Labour Offices on the last day of April 2021, reached 32.186 persons. Based on the seasonally adjusted data that show the trend of unemployment, the number of registered unemployed for April 2021 increased to 34.288 persons in comparison to 31.673 in the previous month. (Table 1)

In comparison with April 2020, an increase of 3.595 persons or 12,6% was recorded, attributed mainly to the sector of trade (an increase of 1.168), construction (an increase of 840), professional, scientific and technical activities (an increase of 411), manufacturing (an increase of 404), education (an increase of 346) and to the newcomers in the labour market (an increase of 1.076). (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

2021

 

 

April

32.186

34.288

March

32.933

31.673

February

32.789

31.661

January

32.333

31.189

2020

 

 

December

33.382

31.554

November

32.968

31.473

October

31.487

34.929

September

30.718

33.885

August

33.649

33.374

July

32.313

32.486

June

31.158

32.749

May

29.604

33.083

April

28.591

31.049

March

26.353

23.665

February

25.620

22.516

January

26.214

22.630

2019

 

 

December

25.285

22.243

November

24.495

22.420

October

16.544

20.095

September

16.968

20.409

August

19.883

21.105

July

20.582

21.543

June

18.960

21.339

May

17.607

20.963

April

20.315

22.506

March

26.508

23.464

 

Table 2

NaceRev.2

Economic Activity

Registered Unemployed    

(actual data)

April

2020

March

2021

April

 2021

A

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

154     

222

208

B

Mining and Quarrying

38     

45

47

C

Manufacturing

1.630     

2.063

2.034

D

Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply

13     

15

16

E

Water Supply, Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities

93     

96

98

F

Construction

1.545     

2.381

2.385

G

Wholesale and Retail Trade, Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles

4.898     

6.159

6.066

H

Transportation and Storage

1.283     

1.461

1.427

I

Accommodation and Food Service Activities

9.457     

7.493

7.100

J

Information and Communication

551     

793

810

K

Financial and Insurance Activities

1.383     

1.628

1.620

L

Real Estate Activities

292     

313

298

M

Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities

1.284     

1.682

1.695

N

Administrative and Support Service Activities

1.149     

1.425

1.409

O

Public Administration and Defense, Compulsory Social Security

1.149     

1.493

1.430

P

Education

595     

988

941

Q

Human Health and Social Work Activities

424     

659

628

R

Arts, Entertainment and Recreation

607     

637

638

S

Other Service Activities

606     

808

795

T

Activities of Households

57     

71

74

U

Activities of Extra-territorial Organizations and Bodies

15     

24

23

 

Newcomers

1.368     

2.477

2.444

 

Total

28.591

32.933

32.186

 

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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