Number of jobseekers increases by 32.2% compared to last year

On June 30, 2020, 19,876 resident jobseekers were registered with ADEM. In one year, this corresponds to an increase of 4,839 people, or 32.2%. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate calculated by STATEC is 7%.

The increase in unemployment in June is primarily due to a drop in the numbers of jobseekers leaving the ADEM towards the labour market, not to an increase in new jobseekers’ registrations. In June 2020, a total of 1,898 resident jobseekers registered with ADEM. This is a decrease of 2.3% compared to June 2019. At the same time, the number of jobseekers who unregister from ADEM decreased from 2,611 in June 2019 to 1,487 in June 2020.

The number of jobseekers who receive unemployment benefits rose by 3,030 people, or 42%, and passed the 10,000 mark.

The number of people in employment measures dropped by 246, or 5.9%, compared to the same month in the previous year. Due to the lack of employment opportunities, the people who complete a measure are again added to the number of resident jobseekers. On the other hand, the number of new employment measures is severely limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In June 2020, 3,003 vacant positions were reported to ADEM by employers. This is a decrease of 16.5% compared to June 2019. However, compared to May 2020, the number of reported job vacancies increased by 694 units (+ 30%).



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