A quarter of Luxembourg employees worked part-time last year even though they would have liked a full-time position.
That’s according to figures released by Eurostat, the EU statistics bureau, on 18 September.
Among part-time workers in Luxembourg aged 20 to 64 years old, 26% said they “could not find a full-time job”, while 24% said they were “looking after children or incapacitated adults”, 14% cited “other family or personal responsibility”, 8% reported that they were “in education or training” and 5% cited their “own illness or disability”. (24% gave an “other” response.)
There were roughly 48,000 part-time workers in the grand duchy last year (the vast majority of whom were women), Eurostat stated. That was about 17.5% of the total workforce.
Across the EU, one in four part-time workers could not find a full-time position. The highest proportion was recorded in Greece (70%), Italy (66%), Cyprus (65%) and Bulgaria, while the lowest ratio was found in the Netherlands (8%), Belgium, the Czech Republic and Slovenia (7% in all 3 countries), and Estonia (6%).
Eurostat said that part-time staff made up 18.5% of the EU28’s total workforce in 2018.