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13-05-2019 12:37

Government Labour Force by category: April 2019

Government Labour Force: 52.311

In April 2019 the Government labour force increased by 215 persons (0,4%) in comparison to the corresponding month of 2018 and reached 52.311 persons. Permanent staff decreased by 587 persons (-1,6%). Casual staff increased by 4,9% and reached 17.306 persons compared to 16.504 persons in April 2018.

 

 

Compared to April 2018 there is an increase of staff in both the Civil Service and in Education. The largest increase is observed in Education (1,6%) and more specifically in the number of casual staff which increased by 11,4% (394 persons).

Compared to March 2019 the number of persons of all categories increased except in Education where the number of persons decreased by 0,4%. The highest increase is observed in Security Forces (2,0%) which is mainly due to casual staff increase (4,8%).

 

Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of persons

 

% Change

Category

 

Apr 2018

Mar

2019

Apr

2019

   

 

Apr

2019/18

 Apr 2019/

   Mar 2019

Civil Service

Total

17.218

17.442

17.462

 

1,4

0,1

Permanent

11.514

11.442

11.420

 

-0,8

-0,2

Casual

5.704

6.000

6.042

 

5,9

0,7

Education

Total

13.520

13.792

13.736

 

1,6

-0,4

Permanent

10.060

9.883

9.882

 

-1,8

0,0

Casual

3.460

3.909

3.854

 

11,4

-1,4

Security Forces

Total

12.764

12.498

12.750

 

-0,1

2,0

Permanent

7.199

7.095

7.087

 

-1,6

-0,1

Casual

5.565

5.403

5.663

 

1,8

4,8

Hourly Paid Workers

Total

8.594

8.263

8.363

 

-2,7

1,2

Permanent

6.819

6.627

6.616

 

-3,0

-0,2

Casual

1.775

1.636

1.747

 

-1,6

6,8

Total

Total

52.096

51.995

52.311

 

0,4

0,6

 

Permanent

35.592

35.047

35.005

 

-1,6

-0,1

 

Casual

16.504

16.948

17.306

 

4,9

2,1

 

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

(MG)