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12-03-2019 14:12

Government Labour Force by category: February 2019

Government Labour Force: 52.009

In February 2019 the Government labour force increased by 460 persons (0,9%) in comparison to the corresponding month of 2018 and reached 52.009 persons. Permanent staff decreased by 566 persons (-1,6%). Casual staff increased by 6,5% and reached 16.891 persons compared to 15.865 persons in February 2018.

 

Compared to February 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 Education (1,8%) in which the casual staff increased by 12,8% (423 persons).

Compared to January 2019, the staff of the Civil Service increased by 0,2% (31 persons), the number of persons in Education by 0,2% (24 persons) and the Hourly Paid Workers by 11,6% (871 persons) while the Security Forces decreased by -0,2% (-30 persons).

Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of persons

 

% Change

Category

 

Feb 2018

Jan 2019

Feb 2019

   

 

Feb 2019/18

 Feb 2019/ Jan 2019

Civil Service

Total

17.161

17.427

17.458

 

1,7

0,2

Permanent

11.558

11.508

11.476

 

-0,7

-0,3

Casual

5.603

5.919

5.982

 

6,8

1,1

Education

Total

13.372

13.589

13.613

 

1,8

0,2

Permanent

10.060

9.895

9.878

 

-1,8

-0,2

Casual

3.312

3.694

3.735

 

12,8

1,1

Security Forces

Total

12.503

12.558

12.528

 

0,2

-0,2

Permanent

7.230

7.115

7.106

 

-1,7

-0,1

Casual

5.273

5.443

5.422

 

2,8

-0,4

Hourly Paid Workers

Total

8.513

7.539

8.410

 

-1,2

11,6

Permanent

6.836

6.670

6.658

 

-2,6

-0,2

Casual

1.677

869

1.752

 

4,5

101,6

Total

Total

51.549

51.113

52.009

 

0,9

1,8

 

Permanent

35.684

35.188

35.118

 

-1,6

-0,2

 

Casual

15.865

15.925

16.891

 

6,5

6,1

 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

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

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