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11-06-2021 13:40

Government employment by category: May 2021 – Total employment: 53.308 (Increase 1,9%)

In May 2021 total government employment increased by 983 persons (1,9%) in comparison to the corresponding month of 2020 and reached 53.308 persons. Permanent staff decreased by 982 persons (-3,5%), from 27.668 to 26.686 persons. Casual staff increased by 2.010 persons (12,4%) and reached 18.195 persons compared to 16.185 persons in May 2020.

Compared to May 2020 an increase is observed in Education staff (7,6%) and in Civil Service staff (0,1%) while a decrease is observed in Security Forces staff (-0,4%). In all three categories of permanent staff there is a decrease and the highest is observed 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 (34,5%).

Compared to April 2021, an increase is observed in Civil Service staff (0,1%) while a decrease is observed in Education staff (-0,3%) and in Security Forces staff (-0,2%). In permanent staff an increase is observed in Civil Service staff (0,1%) while a decrease is observed in Security Forces staff (-0,2%). In casual staff an increase is observed in Civil Service staff (0,2%) while a decrease is observed in Education staff (-0,9%) and in Security Forces staff (-0,3%).

Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personnel

Category

 

Number of persons

 

% Change

 

May   2020

April  2021

May   2021

   

 

 May

  21/20

May21/

Apr.21

Civil Service

Total

17.332

17.330

17.355

 

0,1%

0,1%

Permanent

11.053

10.652

10.662

 

-3,5%

0,1%

Casual

6.279

6.678

6.693

 

6,6%

0,2%

Education

Total

13.793

14.897

14.848

 

7,6%

-0,3%

Permanent

9.648

9.275

9.274

 

-3,9%

0,0%

Casual

4.145

5.622

5.574

 

34,5%

-0,9%

Security Forces

Total

12.728

12.709

12.678

 

-0,4%

-0,2%

Permanent

6.967

6.762

6.750

 

-3,1%

-0,2%

Casual

5.761

5.947

5.928

 

2,9%

-0,3%

Total

Total

43.853

44.936

44.881

 

2,3%

-0,1%

Permanent

27.668

26.689

26.686

 

-3,5%

0,0%

Casual

16.185

18.247

18.195

 

12,4%

-0,3%

Hourly Paid Workers

Total

8.472

8.401

8.427

 

-0,5%

0,3%

Grand Total

 

52.325

53.337

53.308

 

1,9%

-0,1%

 

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: 22602233, Email: galgeorgiou@cystat.mof.gov.cy

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

(AP/ΕΧΡ)