Employment in the Broad Public Sector decreased by 1,189 persons Q3 of 2017

The employment in the Broad Public Sector for the 3rd quarter of 2017 was 65, 809 persons. The employment in General Government was 59,780 and in the Publicly Owned Enterprises and Companies was 6.029.

More specifically, according to data released on Tuesday by the Statistical Service, 50,547 persons were employed in Government, 4,971 persons in Non-Profit Organisations and 4,262 in Local Authorities (3,142 in Municipalities and 1,120 in Other Local authorities.

The employment in the Broad Public Sector increased by 2,462 persons (3,89%) compared to the same quarter of 2016. The employment in Central Government increased by 2,433 persons (4,58% and in Publicly Owned Enterprises and Companies by 50 persons (0,84%).

Compared to the 2nd quarter of 2017, the employment in the Broad Public Sector decreased by 1,189persons (-1,77%). The employment in Central Government decreased by1.325persons (-2,33%) and ?n the Non -profit Organizations decreased by 718 persons (-12,62%) while in Local Authorities increased by 16 persons (0,38%).

The employment in the Broad Public Sector includes employment in General Government Sector and in Publicly Owned Enterprises and Companies. General Government Sector includes Central Government and Local Authorities. Local Authorities include Municipalities and other Local Authorities.

Central Government includes Government and Non-Profit Organizations. Government includes Civil Service, Educational Service, Police Service, Fire Service, Hourly paid workers and Military Personnel. Non-Profit Organizations include School Committees, University of Cyprus, Cyprus University of Technology, Open University, Cyprus Tourism Organization, Cyprus Athletic Organization, Cyprus Theatrical Organization, Youth Organization, Cyprus Institute of Energy, Investment Promotion Foundation, Symphony Orchestra Foundation, Cyprus Cultural Foundation, Cyprus Anti-Drugs Council, Bank of Cyprus Oncology Centre, Cyprus Broad Casting Corporation, Cyprus News Agency, Cyprus Agricultural Payment Organization, Cyprus Petroleum Company, Agricultural Insurance Organization, Central Agency of Equal Distribution of Burden, Research Promotion Foundation, Cyprus Standards Organization and Cyprus Certification Company.

Publicly Owned Enterprises and Companies include: Cyprus Telecommunication Authority, Electricity Authority of Cyprus, Cyprus Port Authority, Central Bank Of Cyprus, Sewage Disposal Boards, Water Boards, Grain Commission, Forest Industries, Fauna Fund, Cyprus Stock Exchange, Human Resource Development Authority, Home Finance Organization, Cyprus Potato Marketing Board, Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission, Cyprus Land Development Corporation, Office of the Commissioner of Electricity Communications and Postal Regulation, Cyprus Radiotelevision Authority, Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber, Precious Metals Engraving Organization, Council for the Registration and Control of Building Contractors, Board for the Registration of the Real Estate Agencies, Council of Commercial Agents, Pancyprian Refugees Union and Health Insurance Organization.

Data about employment in Government is provided from the Treasury and refers to the number of persons that were employed in a month of the quarter where for the remaining sectors data is collected each quarter from the organizations.

Source: Cyprus News Agency