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Unemployment continues to decline slowly

If the decline is not as spectacular as in March, the number of unemployed people fell further in Luxembourg in April, said Adem on Thursday. Vacancies are on the rise.

Marie DEDEBAN

Marie DEDEBAN

If the decline is not as spectacular as in March, the number of unemployed people fell further in Luxembourg in April, said Adem on Thursday. Vacancies are on the rise.

The reopening of certain sectors during the month of April affected the unemployment figures in Luxembourg. According to its latest report presented Thursday, the Employment Development Agency (Adem) identified 18,249 unemployed people as of April 30. That is 440 fewer people compared to March. A less impressive decline than the previous month but which nevertheless allows the unemployment rate to remain relatively stable at 6.07%, despite the 2,043 new registrations recorded by Adem. A downward trend, since this rate has been rather around 6.3% since August.

The Adem also indicates that the positions still to be filled were more numerous at the end of April: 8,289 remained vacant against 3,910 in March.

Bars and restaurants are notably looking for more servers, following the reopening terraces April 12, and theaters May 16. The Horeca sector is also back in the ranking of the ten most sought-after professions, with 57 server positions unfilled as of April 30. Accounting, IT development and business management are at the top of this ranking.


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The number of job seekers fell in March. ADEM then had 18,689 job seekers. That is “only” 1.6% more than the same month in 2020, despite a year of crisis.


These indicators could start to rise again in the coming months. The Minister of Labor, Dan Kersch (LSAP) already warned in March that the modification of certain aid mechanisms could be a game-changer. As a reminder, partial unemployment will for the moment be paid until next June.


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