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03-07-2019 14:11

Decrease in the number of registered unemployed in June 2019

The unemployed persons, registered at the District Labour Offices on the last day of June 2019, reached 18.960 persons. Based on the seasonally adjusted data that show the trend of unemployment, the number of registered unemployed for June 2019 decreased to 22.238 persons in comparison to 22.548 in the previous month. (Table 1)

In comparison with June 2018, a decrease of 4.848 persons or 20,4% was recorded, attributed mainly to the sectors of trade (a decrease of 987), construction (a decrease of 603), accommodation and food service activities (a decrease of 485), public administration (a decrease of 394), manufacturing (a decrease of 337), professional, scientific and technical activities (a decrease of 174) and to newcomers in the labour market (a decrease of 1.517). (Table 2)

 

Table 1

Month and Year

Registered Unemployed – Actual Data

Registered Unemployed – Seasonally Adjusted Data

2019

 

 

June

18.960

22.238

May

17.607

22.548

April

20.315

23.038

March

26.508

23.531

February

29.751

23.858

January

30.951

24.218

2018

 

 

December

29.800

24.452

November

28.514

25.038

October

20.447

25.298

September

21.399

25.705

August

23.866

26.032

July

24.803

26.521

June

23.808

27.006

May

22.839

27.538

April

24.903

27.831

March

30.616

28.206

February

34.204

28.827

January

35.989

29.565

2017

 

 

December

35.771

30.432

November

33.780

30.676

October

26.436

31.317

September

27.951

32.105

August

31.003

32.917

July

31.670

33.467

June

30.577

33.914

 

 

 

Table 2

NaceRev.2

Economic Activity

Registered Unemployed           (actual data)

June     2018

May      2019

June      2019

A

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

184     

157     

150

B

Mining and Quarring

40     

34     

31

C

Manufacturing

1.786     

1.459     

1.449

D

Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply

14     

9     

10

E

Water Supply, Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities

84     

70     

70

F

Construction

2.004      

1.473     

1.401

G

Wholesale and Retail Trade, Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles

4.551     

3.658     

3.564

H

Transportation and Storage

681     

648     

600

I

Accommodation and Food Service Activities

2.457     

2.108     

1.972

J

Information and Communication

497     

426     

438

K

Financial and Insurance Activities

932     

1.419     

1.378

L

Real Estate Activities

156     

128     

124

M

Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities

1.091     

931     

917

N

Administrative and Support Service Activities

651     

596     

562

O

Public Administration and Defence, Compulsory Social Security

2.171     

1.144     

1.777

P

Education

1.710     

589     

1.562

Q

Human Health and Social Work Activities

411     

329     

314

R

Arts, Entertainment and Recreation

400     

309     

330

S

Other Service Activities

545     

375     

428

T

Activities of Households

85     

48     

46

U

Activities of Extra-territorial Organizations and Bodies

28     

20     

24

 

Newcomers

3.330     

1.677     

1.813

 

Total

23.808     

17.607     

18.960     

Methodological notes

Definitions

Registered Unemployed

The number of registered unemployed concerns the persons aged 15 years and over who apply at the District and Local Labour Offices of the Department of Labour to seek employment and are registered as unemployed. These persons have to be able and available for work and must be actively looking for one. The monthly number of registered unemployed concerns the persons who during the last day of the month have an active application for seeking employment.

The number of registered unemployed does not included self-employed or persons who seek part-time employment, as well as persons who seek employment in certain areas or for a specific employer.

Seasonally Adjusted data

Seasonal adjustment is a statistical technique that removes the seasonal component of a time series, making more visible the underlying trend in the change of a characteristic. CYSTAT uses the Demetra 2.04 software which was developed by Eurostat. Seasonally adjusted series are produced by the TRAMO&SEATS algorithm. It should be noted that due to seasonal adjustment the whole series with the monthly estimates is recalculated every time a new month is added in time series. As a result, estimations for the previous months are often revised.

Classification System

Registered unemployed by economic activity are published based on the classification system NACE Rev. 2.

For further information, you can visit the Statistical Service (CYSTAT) website, subtheme Unemployment or contact Ms Eleni Christodoulidou: Tel: +35722602142, email: echristodoulidou@cystat.mof.gov.cy or Mr George Αl. Georgiou: tel:+35722602233, email: galgeorgiou@cystat.mof.gov.cy.

 (EK/SCH)