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11-01-2019 13:19

Government Labour Force by category: December 2018

Government Labour Force: 51.846

In December 2018 the Government labour force increased by 1.107 persons (2,2%) in comparison to the corresponding month of 2017 and reached 51.846 persons. Permanent staff decreased by 780 persons (-2,2%). Casual staff increased by 12,6% and reached 16.867 persons compared to 14.980 persons in December 2017.

Compared to December 2017 there is an increase in all the categories of Government labour force except in the category of Civil Service. The largest increase is observed in the category of Hourly Paid Workers (11,1%) in which the casual staff increased by 121,9% (992 persons).

Compared to November 2018, the staff of the Education category increased by 0,6% (87 persons) while the category of Civil Service decreased by -0,1% (-9 persons), the Security Forces by -0,2% (-24 persons) and the Hourly Paid Workers by -0,6% (-53 persons).

Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of persons

% Change

Category

 

Dec 2017

Nov 2018

Dec 2018

Dec 2018/17

 Dec 2018/Nov 2018

Civil Service

Total

17.181

17.149

17.140

-0,2

-0,1

Permanent

11.598

11.278

11.254

-3,0

-0,2

Casual

5.583

5.871

5.886

5,4

0,3

Education

Total

13.368

13.514

13.601

1,7

0,6

Permanent

10.071

9.898

9.907

-1,6

0,1

Casual

3.297

3.616

3.694

12,0

2,2

Security Forces

Total

12.544

12.631

12.607

0,5

-0,2

Permanent

7.258

7.132

7.126

-1,8

-0,1

Casual

5.286

5.499

5.481

3,7

-0,3

Hourly Paid Workers

Total

7.646

8.551

8.498

11,1

-0,6

Permanent

6.832

6.682

6.692

-2,0

0,1

Casual

814

1.869

1.806

121,9

-3,4

Total

Total

50.739

51.845

51.846

2,2

0,0

 

Permanent

35.759

34.990

34.979

-2,2

0,0

 

Casual

14.980

16.855

16.867

12,6

0,1

Methodological information

Coverage

Government includes Civil Service, Educational Service, Military Personnel and Hourly Paid Workers. Civil Service includes the staff (either permanent or casual) of the Ministries, Departments and Services. Educational Service includes the permanent and casual educational staff that is occupied in school units and the staff of Cyprus Productivity Center and the Higher Hotel Institute of Cyprus. Military Personnel include Police Service, Fire Service and the National Guard. The members of the House of Representatives are not included.

Collection of data

Data concerning employment in Government is provided from 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

Charoulla Charalambous: Tel:+357-22602123, Email: ccharalambous@cystat.mof.gov.cy

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