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11-09-2019 13:50

Government Employment by category: August 2019

Total Employment: 51.486

In August 2019 total government employment remained stable in comparison to the corresponding month of 2018 at 51.486 persons. Permanent staff decreased by 444 persons (-1,5%), from 28.682 to 28.238 persons. Casual staff increased by 5,0% and reached 14.800 persons compared to 14.091 persons in August 2018.

 

Compared to August 2018 there is an increase of staff in both the Civil Service and in Education. The largest increase is observed in Education (1,2%) and more specifically in the number of casual staff which increased by 11,7% (324 persons).

Compared to July 2019, the number of persons of all categories decreased except the staff of Security Forces which remained stable. The highest decrease is observed in Education (-3,8%) which is mainly due to casual staff decrease (-14,3%).

 

Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personnel

Category

 

Number of persons

 

% Change

 

Aug 2018

July

2019

Aug

2019

   

 

Aug

2019/18

 Aug/

   July 2019

Civil Service

Total

17.211

17.394

17.349

 

0,8

-0,3

Permanent

11.463

11.340

11.323

 

-1,2

-0,1

Casual

5.748

6.054

6.026

 

4,8

-0,5

Education

Total

12.832

13.502

12.984

 

1,2

-3,8

Permanent

10.058

9.886

9.886

 

-1,7

0,0

Casual

2.774

3.616

3.098

 

11,7

-14,3

Security Forces

Total

12.730

12.705

12.705

 

-0,2

0,0

Permanent

7.161

7.057

7.029

 

-1,8

-0,4

Casual

5.569

5.648

5.676

 

1,9

0,5

Total

Total

42.773

43.601

43.038

 

0,6

-1,3

Permanent

28.682

28.283

28.238

 

-1,5

-0,2

Casual

14.091

15.318

14.800

 

5,0

-3,4

Hourly Paid Workers

Total

8.702

8.468

8.448

 

-2,9

-0,2

Grand Total

 

51.475

52.069

51.486

 

0,0

-1,1

METHODOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Coverage

Government employment includes Civil Service, Educational Service, Security Forces staff and Hourly Paid Workers. Civil Service includes permanent and casual staff of the Ministries, Departments and Services. Educational Service includes the permanent and casual educational staff of school units and the staff of the Cyprus Productivity Center and the Higher Hotel Institute of Cyprus. Security Forces include Police Service, Fire Service and the National Guard staff. The Hourly Paid Workers include regular, casual and seasonal staff. The members of the House of Representatives are not included.

Collection of data

Data concerning Government employment is provided by 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/SCH)