Total government employment recorded a slight annual increase by 161 persons in July 2022.
According to the Statistical Service of Cyprus, total government employment increased by 161 persons (0.3%) in comparison to the corresponding month of 2021 and reached 53,118 persons.
Permanent staff decreased by 697 (-2.6%), from 26,599 to 25,902 persons. Casual staff increased by 824 persons (4.6%) and reached 18,722 persons compared to 17,898 in July 2021.
Αn increase is observed in staff from all personnel categories, with the exception of Security Forces staff (-1.9%). The highest increase is observed in Educational Service staff (2.3%), which is due to the increase of casual staff (9.9%).
Compared to June 2022, a decrease is observed in all personnel categories, with the exception of Security Forces staff (0.3%). The largest decrease is observed in Educational Service staff (-2.2%), which is due to the decrease of casual staff (-5.8%), the Statistical Service says.