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LABOUR MARKET

 

 

Labour market indicators

Unemployment rate in 2004: 4,8% (ILO data)


Working population:

Year

Total Population

Working population

Activity rate

2004  

450 000  
187 803  
42%  
Source : Worldbank


Employment by sector:

Year

Agriculture

Industry

Services

2004  

1.4%  
21.8%  
76.9%  
Sources: ILO, Eurostat, last available data

 

Employment contracts
Employment contracts are regulated by law. Collective agreements and individual negotiations complement it.
The terms of the employment contracts are very rigid.


Salaries

National monthly minimum wage as of 01/01/2003: 1,362 euros

Average wage for a wage earner in the manufacturing industry in 2004: 14.18 euros by  hour (ILO data)


Social security contributions

Employer: 14 %.

Employee: 10.7 %.

 

Number of hours

Legal definition of full time work (per week): 39 hours

Retirement age: 65

 

Unions

Average rate of union membership:65 %.

Unions: N/A.


Useful links

For further informations on the labour market, check out the following web sites:

- International Labour Organization (ILO): studies, statistics and reports on working conditions and labour markets

- NATLEX : ILO database on national labour laws

- Ministry of Labour

- Federation des Industriels Luxembourgeois (FEDIL)


Last modified in January 2006
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