Cyprus: per capita income drops 15.8% between 2008 and 2013

Meanwhile figures show 50,039 are unemployed on the island

05 February, 10:26

    (ANSAmed) - NICOSIA, FEBRUARY 5 - Cyprus' GDP per capita decreased by 15.8% from 2008 until 2013, Famagusta Gazette online reports quoting the Finance Ministry as saying. Citing updated data from the statistical office of the EU, Eurostat, the Ministry of Finance said that the per capita income in purchasing power terms was 23,600 euro in 2013, corresponding to 89% of the average per capita income in the EU28 and to 83% of the average in the Eurozone. Meanwhile, the unemployed persons, registered at the District Labour Offices on the last day of January 2015, reached 50.039 persons, Cyprus Statistical Service announced on Wednesday. Based on the seasonally adjusted data that shows the trend of unemployment, the number of registered unemployed for January 2015 decreased to 45.839 persons in comparison to 46.364 in the previous month. (ANSAmed).

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