Total government employment in Cyprus rose by 0.5% year on year in October reaching 53,271 persons compared to 53,008 persons in October last year.
According to data released by the Statistical Service of Cyprus (Cystat), permanent staff decreased by 770 persons or 2.9%, from 26,325 to 25,555 persons, while casual staff rose by 955 persons or 5.2% year on year, amounting to 19,280 persons in October 2022 from 18,325 persons in October last year.
All personnel categories have registered annual growth with the exception of Security Forces staff which declined by 2.0%.
The highest increase is observed in Educational Service staff (2,7%) driven by the increase of casual staff (12,3%).
Compared to September 2022, Security Services staff and hourly paid workers recorded a decrease of 0.4%, whereas an increase was recorded in Civil and Educational Service staff.
The highest increase is observed in Educational Service staff with 5.1% and is attributed to the increase of casual staff which rose by 14%, Cystat added.