The number of jobseekers is stable

The number of resident jobseekers registered with ADEM stood at 18.159 as of 30 November 2020. Compared to October 2020, this represents an increase of 188 people (1%). Over one year, the number of jobseekers increased by 2,808 people or 18.3%. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate, calculated by STATEC, stands at 6.3%, the same level as the previous month. After a sudden rise in unemployment in March and April and a decline from May onwards, the situation is stable for the moment.

In November 2020, 2,459 residents registered with the ADEM, an increase of 26 people or 1.1% compared to November 2019. This is the first time since March that the number of registrations has increased (year-on-year). Nevertheless, the increase in unemployment, observed over a year, is explained above all by a drop in the number of people leaving towards the labour market rather than an increase in the number of registrations. From March to November 2020, registrations of resident job seekers fell by 4% compared to the same period last year. At the same time, the number of closed applications fell by 16%. Even if a closing of a file does not necessarily correspond to a resumption of employment, the correlation is very strong.

The number of resident jobseekers receiving full unemployment benefit increased by 1,774 or 22.6% over a year to 9,631,

The number of beneficiaries of employment measures is 4,112, which is below the level observed in November 2019 (-165 people or -3.9%).

During the month of November 2020, employers declared 2,539 job vacancies to ADEM, which corresponds to a decrease of 10% compared to November 2019. As of November 30, 2020, ADEM counted 6,567 vacancies in its database, a decrease of 7.5% over one year.

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