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Total government employment up 5.2% in first four months of the year

Τotal government employment reached 54,837 persons in January–April 2024, increasing by 2,697 persons (or 5.2%) compared to the same period of 2023, Cystat said.

In April 2024, total government employment reached 55,253 persons, of whom 12,238 were permanent employees in the Civil Service, 4,274 employees with contracts of indefinite duration, 1,334 employees with contracts of definite duration and 5,784 hourly paid workers. Permanent employees represented the highest percentage of total employees in the Civil Service (51.8%) and employees with contracts of definite duration represented the lowest percentage (5.6%).

Additionally, in the Educational Service there were 11,910 permanent employees, 1,193 employees with contracts of indefinite duration, 4,449 employees with contracts of definite duration and 152 hourly paid workers. Permanent employees represented the highest percentage of total employees in the Educational Service (67.3%) and hourly paid workers represented the lowest percentage (0.9%).

In Security Forces there were 8,182 permanent employees, 4,688 employees with contracts of indefinite duration, 300 employees with contracts of definite duration and 749 hourly paid workers. Permanent employees represented the highest percentage of total employees in Security Forces (58.8%) and employees with contracts of definite duration represented the lowest percentage (2.2%).

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