Number of unemployed drops in June to 23,808


By Stelios Orphanides

The number of registered unemployed fell by 6,769 or 22 per cent in June compared to a year before and rose by 969 to 23,808 in a month, the statistical service said on Wednesday.

Last month, the seasonally adjusted number of persons out of work fell by 7,078 in a year to 26,844 and by 543 in a month, Cystat said in a statement on its website.

The decline in unemployment last month was mainly on a reduction in the number of jobless in trade by 1,206, in construction by 896, hospitality by 758, public administration by 732, manufacturing by 621, financial services by 256 and newcomers by 1,107, Cystat said.


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  • Philippos

    So, unemployment actually went UP in the month of June, but the total unemployed in the month was still less than June 2017????? What kind of news is that? Unemployment is on the increase if it is going up?- (Yes! – except in Cyproos, where everything is pano, kato all the time)

    • Mint

      It’s the sugar coated kinda news 😉