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Job vacancies up by 79.8% in Q1

The number of job vacancies rose by 3.001 or 79.8% in the first quarter of 2019 and reached 6.762, compared with 3.761 in the same quarter of the previous year, the Statistical Service of Cyprus reported on Friday.

Job vacancies increased by 3.372 or 99.5%, compared with the 4th quarter of 2018.

“The job vacancy rate for the 1st quarter of 2019 was 2.0%, while the job vacancy rate for the previous quarter and the 1st quarter of 2018 was 1.0% and 1.2% respectively”, Cystat announced.

The largest job vacancy rates were in the sectors of accommodation and food service activities with 5.1% and manufacturing with 2.6%.

(Cyprus News Agency)

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