A reduction of employment in Cyprus was recorded during the first quarter of 2012, as compared to the previous quarter and the corresponding period of 2011.
According to the figures, employment in Cyprus in the first quarter of 2012 fell by 0.9% compared to the fourth quarter of 2011.
On an annual basis, employment in Cyprus fell by 2.2%.
Data released by Eurostat on Friday showed that a decrease in employment was also recorded in the Eurozone.
In the euro area (EA17), the number of persons employed decreased by 0.2% and remained stable in the EU27 in the first quarter of 2012, compared with the previous quarter, according to Eurostat.
Compared with the same quarter of the previous year, employment fell by 0.5% in the euro area and by 0.1% in the EU27 in the first quarter of 2012.
Eurostat estimates that, in the first quarter of 2012, 222.9 million men and women were employed in the EU27, of which 146.1 million in the euro area.