Credit: STATEC

In its latest report, Luxembourg's statistical institute, STATEC, confirmed that salaried employment continued to grow into the second quarter of 2021.

After a quarterly increase of 0.5% in the first quarter, the number of salaried employees in Luxembourg grew by 0.8% in the second quarter of 2021. Over one year, this represents an increase of 3.7%. STATEC has attibuted this "spectacular increase" to the exceptional loss of jobs during lockdown in the second quarter of 2020.

Administration and other public services showed the strongest quarterly growth, up 1.6% compared to the first quarter. Over one year, these sectors recorded an increase of 5.5%. Considering quarterly variations, it was again administration and other public services which experienced the strongest growth, up 1.6% compared to the first quarter of 2021. Specialised activities and support services (up 7.7% over one year) were also among the most dynamic branches during this period.

In the branch of specialised activities and support services, the activities of temporary employment agencies and those of routine cleaning of buildings recorded the most significant growth. Over one year, the number of employees fell only in industry (down 0.7%).

Jobs were created in each economic sector, a trend which had not been observed since the second quarter of 2020, which was marked by the consequences of lockdown.

Contrary to the usual trends, the number of resident employees increased slightly more (up 1.0% over one previous quarter) than that of cross-border workers (up 0.8%). Year-on-year, the number of French cross-border workers increased by 5.3%.