Compared to March of last year, 2,728 more people were looking for work this year - an increase of 17.4%. The unemployment rate stood 6.1% in March 2020.

Unemployment significantly increased during the last month. Observed over a one-year period, unemployment increased by 17.4% in March. According to a statement released by the Luxembourgish employment agency Adem on Monday morning, the unemployment rate currently in March stood at 6.1%.

18,398 people were looking for work at the end of March. 1,176 more than in February, and 2,728 more than in March of last year.


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This increase occurred one week after the announcement of the restrictive measures.

Adem added that all employment measures are currently on hold. All people who are in such measures at the moment had their time extended.