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16-09-2021 14:39

Job Vacancies: 2nd quarter 2021

The number of job vacancies in the 2nd quarter of 2021 reached 7.397. The number of job vacancies increased by 3.225 (77,3%) compared to the same quarter of the previous year where the number was 4.172. Compared to the 1st quarter of 2021 the number of job vacancies increased by 636 (9,4%). (Table 1)

The job vacancy rate in the 2nd quarter of 2021 was 2,6%, while the job vacancy rate in the previous quarter and the 2nd quarter of 2020 was 2,0% and 1,2% respectively. The largest job vacancy rates in the 2nd quarter of 2021 were observed in the Sectors of Accommodation and Food Service Activities (7,1%), Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply (5,5%), Human Health and Social Work Activities (4,9%) and Manufacturing (3,5%). (Table 2)

Table 1

NaceRev.2

Economic Activity

Number

% Change

Q2

2020

Q1 2020

Q2 2021

Q2 2021/20

Q2 2021 /Q1 2021

B

Mining and Quarrying

1

0

2

100,0

0,0

C

Manufacturing

309

822

799

158,6

-2,8

D

Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply

0

19

82

0,0

331,6

E

Water Supply, Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities

4

6

28

600,0

366,7

F

Construction

253

277

687

171,5

148,0

G

Wholesale and Retail Trade, Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles

516

1564

823

59,5

-47,4

H

Transportation and Storage

59

229

941

1.494,9

310,9

I

Accommodation and Food Service Activities

993

885

1.598

60,9

80,6

J

Information and Communication

204

765

184

-9,8

-75,9

K

Financial and Insurance Activities

134

217

273

103,7

25,8

L

Real Estate Activities

19

2

3

-84,2

50,0

M

Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities

170

450

380

123,5

-15,6

N

Administrative and Support Service Activities

33

79

133

303,0

68,4

O

Public Administration and Defense, Compulsory Social Security

402

478

107

-73,4

-77,6

P

Education

478

177

515

7,7

191,0

Q

Human Health and Social Work Activities

544

576

681

25,2

18,2

R

Arts, Entertainment and Recreation

51

92

14

-72,5

-84,8

S

Other Service Activities

2

123

147

7.250,0

19,5

 

Total

4.172

6.761

7.397

77,3

9,4

 

Table 2

Nace  Rev.2

Economic Activity

Job VacancyRate

2nd Quarter 2021

1st Quarter 2021

2nd Quarter 2021

B

Mining and Quarrying

0,3

0,0

1,1

C

Manufacturing

1,0

3,2

3,5

D

Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply

0,0

1,3

5,5

E

Water Supply, Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities

0,2

0,4

2,3

F

Construction

0,9

1,0

2,2

G

Wholesale and Retail Trade, Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles

0,8

2,3

1,8

H

Transportation and Storage

0,4

1,6

2,8

I

Accommodation and Food Service Activities

2,7

2,5

7,1

J

Information and Communication

1,9

5,5

2,5

K

Financial and Insurance Activities

0,7

1,2

1,7

L

Real Estate Activities

0,8

0,1

0,4

M

Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities

0,6

1,5

2,0

N

Administrative and Support Service Activities

0,3

0,8

1,9

O

Public Administration and Defense, Compulsory Social Security

1,2

2,1

0,5

P

Education

1,6

0,6

1,9

Q

Human Health and Social Work Activities

2,8

2,9

4,9

R

Arts, Entertainment and Recreation

0,9

1,5

0,6

S

Other Service Activities

0,0

1,2

1,4

 

Total

1,2

2,0

2,6

Methodological information

Definitions

A job vacancy has to be announced as vacant outside the enterprise concerned, has to be filled in the near future and the employer must have taken active steps to find a suitable candidate.

The job vacancy rate is the number of job vacancies expressed as a percentage of the total number of occupied posts and job vacancies.

Coverage

The survey covers enterprises with 1 or more employees classified in all Sectors of Economic Activities under the NACE Rev.2 classification system except A (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing), T (Activities of Households as Employers; Undifferentiated Goods- and Services-Producing Activities of Households for own use) and U (Activities of Extraterritorial Organizations and Bodies).

Collection of data

The data collection is carried out by telephone interviews every quarter.

For more information:

Statistical Service (CYSTAT) Website, subtheme Employment 

Contact:

George Georgiou: Tel: +357-22602233, Email: galgeorgiou@cystat.mof.gov.cy

Eleni Christodoulidou, Tel: +357-22602142, Email: echristodoulidou@cystat.mof.gov.cy

(NG/IK)