Unemployment stood at 6% in September 2017, while 7 companies applied for short-time work.
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Unemployment stood at 6% in September 2017
Unemployment in Luxembourg has decreased by 600, and stood at 15,893 on 30 September 2017.
Current unemployment levels, corrected for seasonal variations, stand at 6%, according to Statec.
Young people have particularly benefited from this drop; their numbers drop by 8.9% compared to September 2017, while the over 50s have increased by 1.6%. Proportionally, low qualified people have found more employment opportunities.
Adem, the employment agency, registered 3,284 new jobs in September 2017, which is more or less the same as in September 2016. In total, the agency counted 6,688 vacant jobs, up by 13% from last year. This increase was mainly in the areas of management consulting, drivers, front office jobs in the financial sector and experts and support in IT.
Companies on short-time work
Meanwhile, the committee on the economic outlook (comité de conjuncture) has announced that all 7 applications by companies to introduce short-time work had been approved. The final decision rests with the government council.