Insider Economy Cyprus government employment rises in August due to temporary employees

Cyprus government employment rises in August due to temporary employees

Employment of the Cypriot government rose to 52,146 persons in August 2020, marking an annual increase of 0.9% or 441 persons owing to increased temporary personnel which rose by 8.5% compared to August 2019.

According to data published by the Cyprus Statistical Service (Cystat), permanent employees declined by an annual 2.6% to 27,516 in August 2020 and by 0.3% compared with July 2020.

Temporary employees amounted to 16,051 persons marking an increase of 8.5% compared with August 2019 and a reduction of 3.7% compared with the previous month of 2020.

Hourly workers in August 2020 declined to 8,579 marking a reduction of 1% compared with August 2019 while compared with July 2020, hourly employees declined by a marginal 0.2%, Cystat said.

Compared to August 2019 an increase is observed in Education staff (3.7%) as well as in Security Force staff (0.6%) while Civil Service staff declined by 0.2%. All three categories exhibited increases in temporary staff with the highest registered in Education with 23.4%.

According to Cystat, compared to July 2020, all categories registered reductions with the exception of Security Services which increased by 0.5%.  Education staff marked the highest reduction with 5.1% solely attributed to temporary staff.

(CNA)

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