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05-12-2018 12:39

Registered unemployed: November 2018

The unemployed persons, registered at the District Labour Offices on the last day of November 2018, reached 28.514 persons. Based on the seasonally adjusted data that show the trend of unemployment, the number of registered unemployed for November 2018 decreased to 24.887 persons in comparison to 25.219 in the previous month. (Table 1)

In comparison with November 2017, a decrease of 5.266 persons or 15,6% was recorded which was mainly observed in the sectors of trade (a decrease of 1.131 unemployed persons), public administration (a decrease of 939), construction (a decrease of 633), manufacturing (a decrease of 609), accommodation and food service activities (a decrease of 317), education (a decrease of 201) and to newcomers in the labour market (a decrease of 1.472). (Table 2)

  

Table 1

Month and Year

Registered Unemployed – Actual Data

Registered Unemployed – Seasonally Adjusted Data

2018

 

 

November

28.514

24.887

October

20.447

25.219

September

21.399

25.659

August

23.866

26.014

July

24.803

26.526

June

23.808

27.043

May

22.839

27.492

April

24.903

27.881

March

30.616

28.355

February

34.204

28.904

January

35.989

29.601

2017

 

 

December

35.771

30.302

November

33.780

30.709

October

26.436

31.315

September

27.951

32.105

August

31.003

32.917

July

31.670

33.467

June

30.577

33.913

May

29.922

34.583

April

32.804

35.192

March

39.088

35.796

February

42.326

36.224

January

42.839

36.564

2016

 

 

December

41.852

36.932

November

40.646

37.385

                                                                                                                               

Table 2

NaceRev.2

Economic Activity

Registered Unemployed           (actual data)

November     2017

October     2018

November     2018

A

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

210

157

160

B

Mining and Quarring

44

43

45

C

Manufacturing

2.288

1.671

1.679

D

Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply

16

10

11

E

Water Supply, Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities

101

80

95

F

Construction

2.446

1.777

1.813

G

Wholesale and Retail Trade, Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles

5.879

4.221

4.748

H

Transportation and Storage

1.281

648

1.325

I

Accommodation and Food Service Activities

8.940

2.504

8.623

J

Information and Communication

552

442

430

K

Financial and Insurance Activities

879

1.366

1.420

L

Real Estate Activities

240

161

246

M

Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities

1.151

1.029

1.033

N

Administrative and Support Service Activities

990

637

1.044

O

Public Administration and Defence, Compulsory Social Security

2.328

1.346

1.389

P

Education

773

626

572

Q

Human Health and Social Work Activities

476

388

389

R

Arts, Entertainment and Recreation

595

332

518

S

Other Service Activities

619

407

506

T

Activities of Households

96

57

55

U

Activities of Extra-territorial Organizations and Bodies

20

28

29

 

Newcomers

3.856

2.517

2.384

 

Total

33.780

20.447

28.514

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 Demetra 2.04 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.

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

Eleni Christodoulidou: Tel: +35722602142, Email: echristodoulidou@cystat.mof.gov.cy

Christophoros Michaelides: Τel: +35722602154, Email: cmichaelides@cystat.mof.gov.cy

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