14 936 resident jobseekers who are available for the Luxembourg labour market were registered with ADEM on 31 August 2018. Compared to July this represents a decrease of 803 persons or 5.1%. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate calculated by the STATEC is 5.5%.
Especially young jobseekers under the age of 30 benefit from the decreasing unemployment (-8.1%) as well as low-skilled jobseekers (-6.8%). The number of long-term unemployed jobseekers decreased by 6.7% and the number of jobseekers with disabilities decreased by 6.5% within one year.
On 31 August 2018, 4 584 persons took part in employment measures which is a decrease of 288 persons or 5.9% compared to August 2017.
During the month of August 2018, a total of 2 617 vacant positions have been declared to ADEM by Luxembourg employers which are 15 vacant positions more than in August 2017 (+0.6%). The most searched professions are IT-developper (127 vacant positions declared), accounts (96 ), secretaries (89), front-office personal for financial markets (88) and kitchen personnel (82).