News Local Eurostat: 13.8% of employees in Cyprus in temporary employment (table)

Eurostat: 13.8% of employees in Cyprus in temporary employment (table)

In 2018, temporary employees aged 15-64 accounted for 13.8% of the total number of employees in this age group, slightly below the EU average of 14.1%. Women were more likely to be temporary employees than men — in Cyprus  the share stood at 17.2% for women and 10.2% for men.

Releasing the EU-wide figures, Eurostat said that the share has fluctuated around 14% in recent years reaching a high of 14.3% in 2017, the highest level since 2007.

Among the EU Member States, more than 1 in 4 employees were in temporary employment in Spain (26.9%). The share of temporary employment was slightly lower in Poland (24.3%), Portugal (22.0%) and the Netherlands (21.2%).

The EU Member States with less than 5% of their employees in temporary employment in 2018 were Romania (1.1%), Lithuania (1.6%), Latvia (2.7%), Estonia (3.5%) and Bulgaria (4.0%).

In the EU as a whole, the proportion of employees in temporary employment was higher among younger employees. For those aged 15 to 24 the share was 43.3%, compared with 12.1% for those aged 25 to 54 and 6.6% for those aged 55 to 64.

The proportion of female employees aged 15 to 64 in temporary employment in the EU in 2018 was 14.7%, compared to 13.6% for men.

The source data are accessible here.

Temporary employment includes work under a fixed-term contract, as against permanent work where there is no end-date. A job may be considered temporary employment (and its holder a temporary employee) if both employer and employee agree that its end is decided by objective rules (usually written down in a work contract of limited life). These rules can be a specific date, the end of a task, or the return of another employee who has been temporarily replaced.

Typical cases are:

  • people in seasonal employment;
  • people engaged first by an agency or employment exchange and then hired to a third party to do a specific task (unless there is a written work contract of unlimited life);
  • people with specific training contracts.

Top Stories

Nicosia welcomes UN chief’s readiness for Cyprus peace talks to resume

Nicosia on Thursday welcomed the readiness of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to provide his good services for the resumption of talks for a...

Fierce fire at printing office in Latsia extinguished (PHOTOS)-UPDATED

A fire which broke out around 11:30am on Thursday at a printing office in the industrial area of Latsia, Nicosia, has been extinguished. This is...

Turkey condemns deadly Nice attack, foreign ministry says

The Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that it strongly condemned the deadly knife attack in the French city of Nice. In a statement, the...

Limassol Assize Court finds Sakkos guilty of drug-related cases

Limassol Assize Court on Thursday found Charalambos Sakkos guilty of two drug related cases which took place in February 2018. The first case regards the...

Biden presidency for Turkey would mean tougher U.S. stance

Days after Turkey took delivery of Russian missile defence systems in July 2019, top security officials in the Trump administration were in full agreement that Washington...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...