Cyprus Mail

November registered jobless up an annual 34.6 per cent

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The number of registered unemployed on the last day of November 2020 rose an annual 34.6 per cent over the same month the previous year but was down compared to the previous month, according to seasonally adjusted figures published by the statistical service on Thursday.

It said that based on the seasonally adjusted data that show the trend of unemployment, the number of registered unemployed for November 2020 decreased to 31,285 persons in comparison to 34,997 in October.

In comparison with November 2019, it was up by 8,473 persons or 34.6 per cent, attributed mainly to the sector of trade (an increase of 2,142), professional, scientific and technical activities (an increase of 747), construction (an increase of 690), manufacturing (an increase of 629), education (an increase of 611) and to newcomers in the labour market (an increase of 866).

The service noted that comparison of data since March 2020 with that of previous months is not considered safe due to the implementation of the extraordinary measures announced by the Ministry of Labour for the automatic renewal of registered unemployed and new registrations of unemployed people without their physical presence in order to avoid the spread of coronavirus.

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