ADEM Stats

May 2024


17,470 jobseekers and an unemployment rate of 5.7%

The number of available resident jobseekers registered with ADEM stood at 17,470 as of May 31, 2024, an increase of 2,282 people (or 15%) compared to May 2023. This number of jobseekers has increased for all durations of unemployment.

The most significant increases were seen among the most qualified jobseekers (those with higher education degrees) and individuals under 30 years old. In terms of occupations, the most notable increases were in construction jobs (ROME category F), the financial and real estate sector (category C), industry (category H), installation and maintenance (category I), accounting (M12), and IT (M18).

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate, calculated by STATEC, is 5.7%.

The number of new jobseeker registrations is also on the rise. In fact, 2,294 residents registered with ADEM in May 2024, an increase of 58 people or 2.6% compared to May 2023. It should be noted that the new registrations this month included 51 registrations of beneficiaries of temporary protection (refugees from Ukraine).

The number of resident jobseekers receiving full unemployment benefits increased by 2,183 people or 25.5% year-on-year, reaching 10,130 as of May 31. The number of participants in an employment measure is 4,536, an increase of 7% compared to May 2023.

In May 2024, employers declared 3,489 vacancies to ADEM, a number similar to that of May 2023. The total number of available positions at the end of the month was 8,025 as of May 31. The year-on-year decrease is 17.1%. This decline mainly affects accounting and management jobs (ROME category M12), IT (category M18), the financial and real estate sector (category C), secondary trades (category F16), legal professions (category K19), and warehousing, handling, and moving jobs (category N11).

How to use the interactive dashboard

1.     Jobseekers

Jobseekers registered with ADEM can be classified in different categories depending on whether they live in Luxembourg or not, whether they are immediately available for work or whether they are assigned to an employment measure.

Interactive dashboard on jobseekers  - in French  (desktop version)

The dashboards allow an interactive search and the combination of different indicators. For example, different characteristics such as age, gender, level of education, place of residence or duration of unemployment can be combined. 


2.    Recipients of unemployment benefits

Some of the jobseekers registered with ADEM receive unemployment benefits or a transitional occupational allowance.

Interactive dashboard on recipients of unemployment benefits – in French (desktop version)


3.    Job offers

According to article L. 622-4 of the Labour Code, employers in Luxembourg are obliged to declare every job vacancy to ADEM.

With the help of this interactive dashboard, you can follow the evolution of job notifications by economic sector (NACE code) and by occupation sought (ROME reference system).

Interactive dashboard on job vacancies  - in French (desktop version)


4.    Labour market indicators

STATEC calculates the unemployment rate, domestic employment and national employment in Luxembourg on a monthly basis.

Interactive dashboard on labour market indicators – in French (version desktop)

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