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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 11-08-02

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From: The Cyprus News Agency at <http://www.cyna.org.cy>


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  • [01] CYPRUS - UNEMPLOYMENT - JUNE
  • [02] AIRPORTS PASSENGERS - INCREASE

  • [01] CYPRUS - UNEMPLOYMENT - JUNE

    Unemployment in Cyprus reached in June 7.6%, compared to 6.5% in June 2010.

    The EU27 unemployment rate was 9.4% in June 2011, unchanged compared with May, recording a slight decrease compared with June 2010 when it was 9.7%.

    According to figures published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, Cyprus recorded one of the highest increases, with its unemployment reaching 7.6% in June 2011 compared to 6.5% in June 2010. Compared with a year ago, the unemployment rate fell in nineteen Member States, increased in seven and remained stable in Luxembourg.

    The largest falls were observed in Estonia (18.8% to 13.8% between the first quarters of 2010 and 2011), Latvia (19.9% to 16.2% between the first quarters of 2010 and 2011) and Hungary (11.3% to 9.9%). The highest increases were registered in Greece (11.0% to 15.0% between the first quarters of 2010 and 2011), Bulgaria (10.1% to 11.4%), Cyprus (6.5% to 7.6%) and Slovenia (7.3% to 8.4%).

    [02] AIRPORTS PASSENGERS - INCREASE

    The number of passengers at the international airports of Larnaka and Pafos has increased by 5.6% during the first seven months of 2011 compared to the corresponding period in 2010.

    In statements to the press Tuesday, Cyprus airports Spokesman Adamos Aspris, said that there is a significant increase in the number of passengers at the two international airports of Cyprus, which also indicates an increase in tourism.

    He added that the Pafos International Airport recorded an increase in passengers of 9%, while the Larnaka International Airport recorded an increase of 5%. New destinations like Saint Petersburg, Barcelona and regional airports of Britain like Manchester and Gatwick showed an increase of 20%.

    Aspris said that more than a million passengers are expected to use the two Cypriot airports in August. The number of aircraft using the two airports will rise to 175 daily.


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