Number of civil servants down 6,900 since 2012
The number of workers in the general civil service has decreased by 9.9% (6,913) since the end of 2012, according to figures released by the Statistical Service Cystat.
The total number of workers in the civil service is down to 63,041 in the last quarter of 2015, compared to 65,346 in the last quarter of 2014 and 64,292 since the previous quarter.
The number of workers in the civil service before Cyprus entered the Economic Adjustment Programme was 69,954.
The largest decrease was registered in semi-government organisations and state companies where the number of workers in the last quarter of 2015 reached 5,513 compared to the corresponding quarter of 2014 which was 7,131.
The number of civil servants in the last quarter of 2015 was 53,226, compared to 53,851 in the corresponding period last year.