The employment of non-Cypriot citizens is higher than that of Cypriots in 2015

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Cyprus is one of nine EU Member States where employment rates for non-state nationals are higher than those of Cypriots, according to Eurostat.

While the employment rate for 2015 was 79,3 for Cypriots, Eurostat reports that employment was higher at 82,2% for non-Cypriots, reaching 82,7% for those who were nationals of other EU countries. and 81,5% for non-nationals of other EU countries.

This trend contrasts with the general findings for the EU in 2015, where the proportion of the economically active population was below 70% for non-EU citizens aged 20 to 64 (69,8%) and above. from 77% for nationals of the reference country (77,3%).

A similar situation is observed in most EU Member States. More specifically, non-EU citizens aged 20 to 64 were faced with a particularly high unemployment rate and a lower employment rate than EU citizens. The picture was very different when analyzing the situation in the labor market of nationals of the reference state compared to that of nationals of another EU Member State.

In most Member States, the participation rate of nationals was higher than for non-EU nationals, with the exception of Greece in particular (72,6% for nationals compared to 80,7% for non-EU nationals). ) and Slovenia (75,7% vs. 83,5%), followed by Slovakia (76,2% vs. 81,3%), Italy (67,9% vs. 72,6%), Spain (78,7 , 82,0% vs. 79,3%), Cyprus (81,5% vs. 79,0%), Portugal (80,9% vs. 78,7%), the Czech Republic (79,2% vs. 73,8%) ) and Hungary (74,1% vs. XNUMX%).

In 2015, the largest differences between employment rates between the two groups were recorded in the Netherlands (59,7% for non-EU citizens compared to 82,2% for nationals, or -22,5 percentage points), Finland ( -18,8 percentage points) and Germany (-18,3 l), followed by France (-15,7), Denmark (-15,6), Sweden (-15,3 l) and Belgium (-14,6). On average in the EU, the difference between the employment rate between non-EU nationals (69,8%) and for citizens of the reference country (77,3%) was -7,5 percentage points in 2015.

Looking in detail, the employment rate for third-country nationals aged 20-64 in the EU rose to 56,7% in 2015, while it was 70,6% for nationals. The percentage of fixed-term workers was higher for non-EU citizens (21,4%) than for citizens (12,9%). Similarly, the share of part-time employment was higher among non-EU citizens (28,3%) than among nationals (18,4%). For unemployment, the rate for non-EU citizens aged 20 to 64 (18,9%) was more than double the level of nationals (8,7%). However, the proportion of people who are unemployed for 12 months or more was slightly lower for non-EU (49,5%) than for citizens (50,7%).

Source: KYPE