Registered unemployed figure rises in July


By Stelios Orphanides

The number of registered unemployed rose in July by 1,093, to 31,670, for a second consecutive month and fell by 226 to a seasonally adjusted 33,423, the statistical service said.

Compared to July last year, the number of persons without a job registered with authorities dropped by 4,442, or 12 per cent, Cystat said in a statement on its website on Thursday. This decline was mainly on a reduction of unemployed in the areas of construction by 1,103, public administration by 1,006, trade by 725, manufacturing by 488 and financial and insurance activities by 327, Cystat said.


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  • Alexander Reuterswärd

    but tourism is doing so great, how can the unemployment increase?

    • Richard Hernaman

      And of course in two or three months time, when the season winds down the figures will fly up.
      No continuous employment prospects for the majority of people in Cyprus.

    • Spanner Works

      School leavers?

    • Philippos

      …because it is not. Revenue per head is so poor that illegal workers are employed at daft wages to the detriment of Cypriots, who would rather take rhe ( Higher) State Support or do not want to do those kinds of jobs anymore. In other words its Structural. What is worrying is that the Aurhorities and the Unions are complicit in this because they fear the alternative, a decline tourist numbers and union dues

  • Vladimir

    Very soon the tourism will be over, and unemployment will skyrocket. We will again see lots of Cypriots begging money at the traffic lights, near shops, and churches. Everything will be poligala)))

    • Gregos Winston

      Lol 🙂 You’re negativity and hatred, will only lead you to ill health and evential premature death. Enjoy that.

      • Vladimir

        Staying positive is the most important))

    • Alexander Reuterswärd

      Cypriots dont beg, that is other nationalities. That is one of the things i really like about Cypriots, they are proud and their families always help out,

  • John Henry

    The Casinos are coming, the Casinos are coming…

    • Alexander Reuterswärd

      And the gas and Oil is pumping