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Fewer employees, but more contributions in 2020



The number of temporary workers fell, but the number of self-employed workers grew in 2020, according to a report from the CCSS, a clearinghouse for Luxembourg’s social insurance schemes. Library picture: Matic Zorman/Masion Moderne

The number of temporary workers fell, but the number of self-employed workers grew in 2020, according to a report from the CCSS, a clearinghouse for Luxembourg’s social insurance schemes. Library picture: Matic Zorman/Masion Moderne

The Joint Social Security Centre collected €6.4bn in contributions last year, up 4.5%, while the number of employees fell by 0.5%.

At the end of last year, Luxembourg had 460,716 employees and 27,522 self-employed people, according to the annual report published by the Joint Social Security Centre (CCSS) on Thursday.

This represents a contraction of 0.5% in the number of the employees and 3.2% in the number of self-employed persons. On the other hand, the body collected more social insurance contributions: €6.bn, €276.5m more than in 2019.

The data also show a 10% increase in the number of voluntary insured persons, now 18,610 nationally.

Belgium, top destination for posted workers

At the end of a year marked by the covid-19 pandemic, the CCSS observed a fall in the number of employees in the casual and temporary sector, whose numbers have fallen by 29% and 22% respectively.

Finally, 53,876 secondments of Luxembourg employees were reported. 44% concerned postings to Belgium and almost 34% to France, which account for the largest contingent of these workers.