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Total government employment at 54,697 persons in February

Total employment within the Cyprus government reached 54,697 persons in February 2024, according to Cystat.

Within the Civil Service, 23,161 individuals were employed, while the Educational Service employed 17,575 persons, and the Security Forces accounted for 13,961 employees.

In the Civil Service, there were 11,953 permanent personnel, 4,275 employees with contracts of indefinite duration, 1,245 employees with contracts of definite duration, and 5,688 hourly paid workers. Notably, the highest percentage of employees in the Civil Service was permanent personnel, constituting 51.6% of the total, while employees with contracts of definite duration represented the lowest proportion at 5.4%.

Similarly, in the Educational Service, permanent personnel constituted the largest segment with 11,888 persons, followed by employees with contracts of indefinite duration (1,186), employees with contracts of definite duration (4,360), and hourly paid workers (141). The percentage of permanent personnel within the Educational Service was even higher, accounting for 67.6% of the total workforce, while hourly paid workers represented the smallest proportion at 0.8%.

Within the Security Forces, there were 8,209 permanent personnel, 4,726 employees with contracts of indefinite duration, 300 employees with contracts of definite duration, and 726 hourly paid workers. Here again, permanent personnel formed the majority, representing 58.8% of the total, while employees with contracts of definite duration comprised the smallest percentage at 2.1%.

According to the Statistical Service, as from January 2024 the classification for permanent and casual staff is discontinued. CyStat has adjusted the structure of government personnel to permanent, employees with contracts of indefinite duration, employees with contracts of definite duration and hourly paid workers. Data for January 2024 have been revised.

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