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11-05-2021 13:24

Government Employment by category: April 2021 (Total Employment: 53.337)

In April 2021 total government employment increased by 687 persons (1,3%) in comparison to the corresponding month of 2020 and reached 53.337 persons. Permanent staff decreased by 1.026 persons (-3,7%), from 27.715 to 26.689 persons. Casual staff increased by 1.773 persons (10,8%) and reached 18.247 persons compared to 16.474 persons in April 2020.

 

Compared to April 2020 an increase is observed in Education staff (5,3%) and in Security Forces staff (0,2%) while a decrease is observed in Civil Service staff (-0,1%). In all three categories of permanent staff there is a decrease and the highest is equally observed in Civil Service staff and in Education staff (-3,9%). On the contrary, in all three categories of casual staff there is an increase and the highest is observed in Education staff (24,9%).

Compared to March 2021, an increase is observed in Education staff (3,0%) and in Security Forces staff (1,2%). In two categories of permanent staff there is a decrease and the highest is observed in Security Forces staff (-0,3%). On the contrary, in all three categories of casual staff there is an increase and the highest is observed in Education staff (8,4%).

Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personnel

Category

 

Number of persons

 

% Change

 

April 2020

March 2021

April 2021

   

 

 Apr.

  21/20

Apr.21/

Mar.21

Civil Service

Total

17.354

17.335

17.330

 

-0,1%

0,0%

Permanent

11.090

10.674

10.652

 

-3,9%

-0,2%

Casual

6.264

6.661

6.678

 

6,6%

0,3%

Education

Total

14.149

14.462

14.897

 

5,3%

3,0%

Permanent

9.648

9.275

9.275

 

-3,9%

0,0%

Casual

4.501

5.187

5.622

 

24,9%

8,4%

Security Forces

Total

12.686

12.564

12.709

 

0,2%

1,2%

Permanent

6.977

6.781

6.762

 

-3,1%

-0,3%

Casual

5.709

5.783

5.947

 

4,2%

2,8%

Total

Total

44.189

44.361

44.936

 

1,7%

1,3%

Permanent

27.715

26.730

26.689

 

-3,7%

-0,2%

Casual

16.474

17.631

18.247

 

10,8%

3,5%

Hourly Paid Workers

Total

8.461

8.283

8.401

 

-0,7%

1,4%

Grand Total

 

52.650

52.644

53.337

 

1,3%

1,3%

 

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 Alex. 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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