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Government employment up 0.5% reaching 53,554 persons

Total government employment increased by 283 persons (0.5%) in comparison to the corresponding month of 2022 and reached 53.554 persons.

According to CySTAT, Permanent Staff decreased by 702 persons (-2.7%), from 25,555 to 24,853 persons. Casual staff increased by 2,557 persons (13.3%) and reached 21,837 persons compared to 19,280 persons in October 2022. This increase is mainly attributed to the increase of the Educational Service Casual Staff, due to the abolition of the purchase of services regime in the supporting programs of the Ministry of Education, Sport and Youth as from the school year 2023-2024.

A decrease is observed in all permanent personnel categories, whereas an increase is observed in all casual personnel categories. The main change is observed in casual Educational Service staff (an increase of 24.2%). A decrease is observed in Hourly Paid Workers (-18.6%), which is mainly attributed to the transfer of Hourly Paid Workers from the Ministry of Health to the State Health Services Organisation, which is included in the Broad Public Sector, as of January 2023.

Compared to September 2023, the main change in employment is observed in casual Educational Service staff (an increase of 23.0%). Employment levels in all other personnel categories remained stable in comparison to September 2023.

(Source: CNA)

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