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04-08-2021 12:48

Registered Unemployed: July 2021

The unemployed persons, registered at the District Labour Offices on the last day of July 2021, reached 18.950 persons. Based on the seasonally adjusted data that show the trend of unemployment, the number of registered unemployed for July 2021 decreased to 22.778 persons in comparison to 26.429 in the previous month. (Table 1)

In comparison with July 2020, a decrease of 13.363 persons or 41,4% was recorded, attributed mainly to the sector of accommodation and food service activities (a decrease of 5.743), trade (a decrease of 2.106), transportation and storage (a decrease of 756), manufacturing (a decrease of 704), administrative and support service activities (a decrease of 518) and financial and insurance activities (a decrease of 509). (Table 2)

It is pointed out that, according to information provided by the Department of Labour, from Tuesday, June 15, 2021, the automatic renewal of registrations was terminated and the online platform of the Public Employment Service was activated to allow the registration of a new job application, its renewal, as well as a job vacancy registration. This new settlement may affect the comparison of the monthly unemployment data recorded through this new procedure with the data recorded from the previous procedures and which is evaluated by the Department of Labour.

Table 1

 

Month and Year

Registered Unemployed – Actual Data

Registered Unemployed – Seasonally Adjusted Data

2021

 

 

July

18.950

22.778

June

26.694

26.429

May

31.287

28.917

April

32.186

30.006

March

32.933

28.653

February

32.789

29.548

January

32.333

29.947

2020

 

 

December

33.382

31.089

November

32.968

31.734

October

31.487

35.946

September

30.718

35.497

August

33.649

35.493

July

32.313

35.256

June

31.158

32.786

May

29.604

31.914

April

28.591

30.154

March

26.353

23.159

February

25.620

22.180

January

26.214

22.427

2019

 

 

December

25.285

22.164

November

24.495

22.451

October

16.544

20.210

September

16.968

20.604

August

19.883

21.374

July

20.582

21.912

June

18.960

21.336

 

 

Table 2

NaceRev.2

Economic Activity

Registered Unemployed    

(actual data)

July

2020

June

2021

July

 2021

A

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

199

175

126     

B

Mining and Quarrying

37

42

27     

C

Manufacturing

1.728

1.585

1.024     

D

Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply

14

12

9     

E

Water Supply, Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities

97

90

54     

F

Construction

1.549

1.911

1.239     

G

Wholesale and Retail Trade, Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles

5.347

4.956

3.241     

H

Transportation and Storage

1.437

1.092

681     

I

Accommodation and Food Service Activities

8.216

4.430

2.473     

J

Information and Communication

682

713

490     

K

Financial and Insurance Activities

1.407

1.344

898     

L

Real Estate Activities

290

239

147     

M

Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities

1.412

1.416

959     

N

Administrative and Support Service Activities

1.151

1.067

633     

O

Public Administration and Defense, Compulsory Social Security

2.234

1.915

1.896     

P

Education

2.732

1.758

2.390     

Q

Human Health and Social Work Activities

528

540

351     

R

Arts, Entertainment and Recreation

673

575

378      

S

Other Service Activities

809

720

523     

T

Activities of Households

68

61

34     

U

Activities of Extra-territorial Organizations and Bodies

21

19

15     

 

Newcomers

1.682

2.034

1.362     

 

Total

32.313

26.694

18.950

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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