Case in point, a EURES study contacted by the Ministry of Labor and showed that 742 Cypriots aged 18-29 left Cyprus back in June to December 2012. This number then doubled in 2013 and in particular after the Eurogroup fiasco 65 to 142 people left Cyprus each month to seek new opportunities, compared to 14-54 people each month from June to December 2012.
The study also shows:
- 28% of people aged 18-28 intend to leave
- 62% of these same people have a degree
- Moreover younger aged youths in the 22-25 bracket are also considering leaving the island.
- 33% in Famagusta
- 31% in Paphos
- 29% in Larnaca
- 28% in Limassol
- 27% in Nicosia of people took part in the survey plan to abandon Cyprus in the near future