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11-06-2019 13:59

Government Labour Force by category: May 2019

Government Labour Force: 52.527

In May 2019 the government labour force increased by 471 persons (0,9%) in comparison to the corresponding month of 2018 and reached 52.527 persons. Permanent staff decreased by 590 persons (-1,7%). Casual staff increased by 6,4% and reached 17.575 persons compared to 16.514 persons in May 2018.

 

Compared to May 2018 there is an increase of staff in both the Civil Service and in Education. The largest increase is observed in Education (2,6%) and more specifically in the number of casual staff which increased by 15,5% (522 persons).

Compared to April 2019 the number of persons of all categories increased except in Security Forces where the number of persons decreased by 0,2%. The highest increase is observed in Hourly Paid Workers (2,3%) which is mainly due to casual staff increase (12,0%).

 

Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of persons

 

% Change

Category

 

May 2018

Apr

2019

May

2019

   

 

May

2019/18

 May 2019/

   Apr 2019

Civil Service

Total

17.265

17.462

17.479

 

1,2

0,1

Permanent

11.500

11.420

11.398

 

-0,9

-0,2

Casual

5.765

6.042

6.081

 

5,5

0,6

Education

Total

13.420

13.736

13.768

 

2,6

0,2

Permanent

10.052

9.882

9.878

 

-1,7

0,0

Casual

3.368

3.854

3.890

 

15,5

0,9

Security Forces

Total

12.735

12.750

12.727

 

-0,1

-0,2

Permanent

7.198

7.087

7.080

 

-1,6

-0,1

Casual

5.537

5.663

5.647

 

2,0

-0,3

Hourly Paid Workers

Total

8.636

8.363

8.553

 

-1,0

2,3

Permanent

6.792

6.616

6.596

 

-2,9

-0,3

Casual

1.844

1.747

1.957

 

6,1

12,0

Total

Total

52.056

52.311

52.527

 

0,9

0,4

 

Permanent

35.542

35.005

34.952

 

-1,7

-0,2

 

Casual

16.514

17.306

17.575

 

6,4

1,6

 

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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