Government employment up in February due to the increase of casual staff

In February 2020 total government employment increased by 414 persons (0.8%) in comparison to the corresponding month of 2019 and reached 52,533 persons, according to a press release issued by the Statistical Service of Cyprus.

Permanent staff decreased by 686 persons (-2.4%), from 28,460 to 27,774 persons. Casual staff increased by 7.5% and reached 16,278 persons compared to 15,139 persons in February 2019.

Compared to February 2019 there is an increase of staff in all personnel categories except Civil Service, with the largest observed in Education (3.4%) and more specifically in the number of casual staff which increased by 18.6% (696 persons).

Compared to January 2020, an increase is observed in all the categories except Education, with the largest increase in the casual staff of Education (2.1%).


Government employment includes Civil Service, Educational Service, Security Forces staff and Hourly Paid Workers. Civil Service includes permanent and casual staff of the Ministries, Departments and Services. Educational Service includes the permanent and casual educational staff of school units and the staff of the Cyprus Productivity Center and the Higher Hotel Institute of Cyprus. Security Forces include Police Service, Fire Service and the National Guard staff. The Hourly Paid workers include regular, casual and seasonal staff. The members of the House of Representatives are not included.

Source: Cyprus News Agency