Unemployed figure drops 7.9% to 42,326, Cystat says

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By Stelios Orphanides

The number of registered unemployed fell in February 7.9 per cent to 42,326 compared to the respective month of 2016 and by 513 in a month, the statistical service said.

The number of job seekers registered at the district employment offices fell last month an annual 8.3 per cent to a seasonally adjusted 37,220 and by 481 in a month, Cystat said in a statement on its website on Friday.

The drop in the number of unemployed was mainly on an annual reduction in the construction sector by 1,251 persons, public administration by 951, manufacturing by 581, trade by 545, transport by 337, education by 159 and newcomers by 112, Cystat said.

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Stelios Orphanides is a journalist at CyprusBusinessMail.com. To contact Stelios Orphanides: stelios@cyprus-mail.com

  • alexander reutersward

    2 days ago it was increasing, it would be great to have the articles next to each other with an explanation of how the calculations is done..

  • Mist

    Still trying to get my head “public administration by 951”. Have they found government jobs or redeployed CTO staff?

  • Andreas Louca

    Kurtz , That is the questioned Registered , , it does not tell the full story . Its almost like the talks on a solution to the Cyprus Problem , we are lead to believe everything is great , but reality is different .????.