Cyprus has one of the highest shares of employees born outside the EU employed on temporary contracts, the latest Eurostat data show.
In 2019, the highest share of employees born outside the EU employed on temporary contracts was recorded in Poland (53 percent), followed by Spain (38 percent) and Cyprus with 33 percent.
By contrast, the lowest share was observed in Estonia (2 percent), followed by Latvia (4 percent), Austria (8 percent), and Ireland (10 percent).
Last year more than one fifth (22 percent) of employees born outside the EU were employed on a temporary contract.
In comparison, the share of people with a temporary contract among employees born in another EU member state was 15 percent. In contrast, native-born employees with a temporary job had the lowest rate, standing at 13 percent.
For persons born in another EU country, the highest share of temporary employees in the total number of employees was recorded in Spain (29 percent), followed by Portugal (24 percent) and Greece (23 percent).
The lowest was observed in Hungary and Ireland (both 6 percent), Austria (7 percent), Luxembourg, Cyprus, and Slovenia (all 9 percent).