17,596 jobseekers, a stable unemployment rate, and an increase in vacant positions

The number of resident jobseekers registered with ADEM stood at 17,596 as of April 30, 2024, an increase of 2,266 people (or 14.8%) compared to April 2023.

The number of jobseekers is up for all durations of unemployment. The most significant increases are among the highly qualified jobseekers (those with higher education degrees) and individuals under 30 years of age.

The most notable increases in jobseekers are seen in the construction sector (ROME category F), the financial and real estate sector (category C), the industrial sector (category H), accounting (M12), and IT (M18).

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate calculated by STATEC is 5.6%.

The number of new jobseeker registrations is on the rise. In April 2024, 2,536 residents registered with ADEM, an increase of 398 people or 18.6% compared to April 2023. It is worth noting that these new registrations include 72 individuals benefiting from temporary protection (refugees from Ukraine).

The number of resident jobseekers receiving full unemployment benefits increased by 2,134 people or 26.5% year-on-year, reaching 10,187 as of April 30. The number of individuals benefiting from employment support measures is 4,594, an increase of 6.8% compared to April 2023.

In April 2024, employers reported 3,366 vacant positions to ADEM, an increase of 13.3% compared to April 2023. The total number of available positions at the end of the month was 7,996 as of April 30. This marks a year-on-year decrease of 19.5%, impacting mainly the fields of accounting and management (ROME category M12), business consulting (M14), IT (M18), the financial and real estate sector (category C), retail and wholesale trade (category D), and personal and community services (category K).

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