15 157 jobseekers residing in Luxembourg and available for the labour market, were registered with ADEM on 31 January 2019. Compared to January 2018, this represents a decrease of 1442 persons or 8.7%. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate, calculated by the STATEC, is at 5.1%.
Especially young jobseekers under the age of 30 benefit from the decreasing unemployment (-15.1 %). The number of long-term unemployed decreased by 6.1% whereas the number of jobseekers with disabilities or reduced work capacity decreased by 6.2% within one year.
As of 31 January 2019, 4.238 persons took part in employment measures. This represents a decrease of 92 persons (-2.1%) over a year. Only special measures (+8.9 %) and trainings offered by ADEM (+7.5%) increased while the number of beneficiaries for all other measures decreased.
During the month of January 2019, Luxembourg employers declared 3 502 vacant positions to ADEM, which are 486 (-12.2%) less than in January 2018. This decrease follows a prolonged increase of declarations from October to December 2018.