Employment up by 3% in third quarter of 2019

?otal employment during the 3rd quarter of 2019 increased by 3.0%, compared to the corresponding quarter of 2018, according ta data released Friday by the Statistical Service of Cyprus.

Total Employment for the 3rd quarter of 2019 is estimated at 446,891 persons (provisional estimate), of which 398,063 are employees and 48,828 are self-employed.

The highest percentage increase was observed in the economic activities of Arts, Entertainment and Recreation, Construction, Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities and Information and Communication. Decrease, compared to the 3rd quarter of 2018, was observed in the Financial and Insurance Activities.

Actual hours worked for the 3rd quarter of 2019 are estimated at 194,134 thousand; an increase of 2.9%, compared to the corresponding quarter of 2018.

Source: Cyprus News Agency