Number of jobseekers increases by 2.7% within a year

Chiffres-clés - July 2019

As of 31 June 2019, 15,668 resident jobseekers were registered with ADEM. This represents an increase of 406 persons, or 2.7%, compared to the previous year. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate calculated by STATEC is 5.5% in July 2019.

The number of jobseekers registered with ADEM who are not resident in Luxembourg was 2,475 as at 31 July 2019. This is a decrease of 7.9% compared to the same month last year.

During the month of July 2019, ADEM registered 2,605 new resident jobseekers - an increase of 15.1% compared to July of the previous year. In addition, 473 registrations of non-resident jobseekers were made, an increase of 124% compared to July 2018. At the same time, there has been an increase of jobseekers departing from ADEM. The increase in arrivals and departures can be explained by the simplified job-seeker registration procedure introduced by ADEM at the end of 2018.

The number of participants in an employment measure was 4,044 as at 31 July 2019. Seen over one year, this represents a decrease of 127 persons or 3.0%.

In July 2019, employers reported a total of 3,914 vacancies to ADEM, 302 more than in July 2018.

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