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11-02-2019 14:00

Government labour force by category: January 2019

Government Labour Force: 51.113

In January 2019 the Government labour force increased by 492 persons (1,0%) in comparison to the corresponding month of 2018 and reached 51.113 persons. Permanent staff decreased by 538 persons (-1,5%). Casual staff increased by 6,9% and reached 15.925 persons compared to 14.895 persons in January 2018.

 

 

Compared to January 2018 there is an increase in all the categories of government labour force except in the category of Hourly Paid Workers. The largest increase is observed in the Civil Service (1,6%) in which the casual staff increased by 6,3% (349 persons).

Compared to December 2018, the staff of the Civil Service increased by 0,9% (159 persons) while the number of persons in Education decreased by -0,1% (-12 persons), the Security Forces by -0,4% (-49 persons) and the Hourly Paid Workers by -11,3% (-959 persons).

 

Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of persons

 

% Change

Category

 

Jan 2018

Dec

2018

Jan

2019

   

 

Jan

2019/18

 Jan 2019/

   Dec 2018

Civil Service

Total

17.155

17.268

17.427

 

1,6

0,9

Permanent

11.585

11.366

11.508

 

-0,7

1,2

Casual

5.570

5.902

5.919

 

6,3

0,3

Education

Total

13.383

13.601

13.589

 

1,5

-0,1

Permanent

10.060

9.907

9.895

 

-1,6

-0,1

Casual

3.323

3.694

3.694

 

11,2

0,0

Security Forces

Total

12.535

12.607

12.558

 

0,2

-0,4

Permanent

7.238

7.126

7.115

 

-1,7

-0,2

Casual

5.297

5.481

5.443

 

2,8

-0,7

Hourly Paid Workers

Total

7.548

8.498

7.539

 

-0,1

-11,3

Permanent

6.843

6.692

6.670

 

-2,5

-0,3

Casual

705

1.806

869

 

23,3

-51,9

Total

Total

50.621

51.974

51.113

 

1,0

-1,7

 

Permanent

35.726

35.091

35.188

 

-1,5

0,3

 

Casual

14.895

16.883

15.925

 

6,9

-5,7

 

 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

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

(MG)