More than 10,000 job vacancies

The number of resident jobseekers registered with ADEM stands at 15,641 as of September 30, 2021. Compared to August 2021, this is a decrease of 482 people. Compared to September 2020, this is a decrease of 2,234 or 12.5%. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate calculated by STATEC now stands at 5.5% and has herewith almost returned to its pre-crisis level.

Although unemployment is generally falling, long-term unemployment, i.e. the number of jobseekers registered for at least 12 months, is still rising. Indeed, more than half (52%) of resident jobseekers are affected by long-term unemployment.

In September 2021, 2,805 residents registered with ADEM, a decrease of 185 people or 6.2% compared to September 2020. The number of resident jobseekers receiving full unemployment benefit fell by 1,743 or 18.2% year-on-year to 7,819. The number of people in employment measures stands at 4,479 and is well above the level observed in September 2020 (+526 people, or 11.7%).

During September 2021, employers reported 4,299 vacancies to ADEM, which corresponds to an increase of 38.1% compared to September 2020. The dynamic seen over the past 6 months has continued, with the number of vacancies exceeding the 10,000 mark for the first time, reaching 10,708. The increase over one year is 60.1%. The main sectors looking for candidates are currently accounting and auditing (1576), construction and crafts (1489), information and communication technologies (956), banking and finance (772) and hotels and restaurants (748).

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