20,253 jobseekers were registered with national employment agency ADEM at the end of April. Luxembourg's unemployment rate stood at 6.1% at the end of March.
Luxembourg now counts 4,800 jobseekers more than around the same time last year - the unemployment rate thus jumped by 31% this year.
According to national statistic service Statec, the increased unemployment rate is mainly due to the fact that the pandemic led fewer people to start a new job in April. Employment agency ADEM did not record an increase in new registrations: there were 1,796 of them in April this year, which is synonymous with a 27.1% decrease compared to 2019.
ADEM recorded 1,895 job vacancies in April - a 43.2% drop compared to last year.