According to the report the number of people in employment fell by 12,800 people, mainly due to a drop ofpeople working in the secondary sector, of industry were 7,400 people stopped being employed.
The number foreigners working in Cyprus fell in 2012 by 4% and was recorded at 115,130 people.
Unemployment as a percentage of the economically active population was recorded in 2012 at 12.2% compared to 8% in 2011.
At the same time earnings increased by 1.6% in nominal terms but fell by 0.8% in real terms.
The rate of inflation as reflected by the consumer price index stood at 2.4% in 2012 compared to 3.3% in the previous year.
Source: Famagusta Gazette