|Adjustments||Not Seasonally Adjusted|
|Source||Statistical Service of the Republic of Cyprus (CYSTAT)|
|Release||Labour Force Survey - Main Results|
|Labor Force||2018 Q4||440,765||442,456||#, NSA||Quarterly|
|Labor Force Employment||2018 Q4||407,382||407,728||#, NSA||Quarterly|
|Total Employment||2018 Q4||407,382||407,728||#, NSA||Quarterly|
|Unemployment||2018 Q4||33,383||34,728||#, NSA||Quarterly|
|Unemployment Rate||2018 Q4||7.6||7.8||%, NSA||Quarterly|
|Wage & Salaries||2018 Q4||1,949||1,953||EUR, SA||Quarterly|
The quarterly Labor Force Survey examines the sex and age structure of employment: Population, educational attainment, participation, full/part-time, permanent/temporary, agriculture/industry/services, wages, duration of employment, and joblessness.
All measurements are presented by sex (male, female, both). Instead of a complete set of equal-sized age cohorts, various combinations at these breaks are used: 15, 18, 20, 24/25, 30, 34, 54/55, 64/65 years. For example, 15-24, 18-24, 25-64.
The following is quoted or paraphrased from the source's own documentation.
The Labor Force Survey (LFS) is conducted in all European Union Member States in accordance with Council Regulation 577/98 of the European Union. In most countries the survey is conducted every quarter. In Cyprus it was carried out in 1999 for the first time and until 2003 it was conducted in the second quarter of every year. From 2004Q2, the LFS became a continuous survey in order to comply with a new regulation of the European Union.
The LFS covers a sample of 3,600 households in all districts of Cyprus, which are allocated according to the number of households that reside in urban and rural areas.
For comparability of the results in all Member States, the survey covers the population of private households only. It does not cover persons residing in collective households (i.e., institutions, homes for the aged, hospitals, monasteries etc.), conscripts on compulsory military service as well as students who study abroad and Cypriots who work abroad.
In Cyprus the collection of the data, from the Statistical Service, is done with personal interviews and the use of portable computers as well as with telephone interviews.
The aim of the LFS is the collection of data which are useful in the formulation of policy on labor matters (employment, unemployment) and for pursuing and evaluating of the programs that are applied both by Government and by the European Union. In particular the survey is promoting the pursuance of:
The LFS is a sample survey that presents estimated results. Each year, the quarterly results are benchmarked to annual data, and the past four quarters are revised. For example, the 2011 benchmark revised values upward by about 10%.