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Government employment up by 300 persons in November

Total government employment increased by 300 persons or by 0.6% in November 2020, in comparison to the corresponding month of 2019, reaching 52,804 persons.

The Statistical Service of Cyprus announced that permanent staff decreased by 955 persons (3.4%), from 27,871 to 26,916 persons. Casual staff increased by 1,379 persons (8.6%) and reached 17,458 persons compared to 16,079 persons in November 2019.

Compared to November 2019 an increase is observed in Education staff (3.3%) and in Civil Service staff (0.5%) while a decrease is observed in Security Forces staff (0.9%).

In all three categories of permanent staff there is a decrease, with the highest being observed among Education staff (3.8%). On the contrary, in all three categories of casual staff there is an increase and the highest is observed in Education staff (19.3%).

Compared to October 2020, an increase is observed in Education staff (2.4%) and in Civil Service staff (0.2%) while a decrease is observed in Security Forces staff (0.5%).

In all three categories of permanent staff there is a decrease (0.2%). In casual staff, an increase is observed in Education staff (7.4%) whereas a decrease is observed in Security Forces staff (0.8%) and in Civil Service staff (0.2%).
(CNA)

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