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Factsheet for measure DK-2020-12/788 – Updated – measures in Denmark
|Country||Denmark , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 19 March 2020|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Ensuring business continuity and support for essential services
– Smoothing frictions or reallocation of workers
|Author||Carsten Jørgensen (FAOS, University of Copenhagen), Anders Randrup (Oxford Research)|
|Measure added||25 April 2020 (updated 11 November 2021)|
Because of the economic effects of the COVID-19 virus the Danish government has decided to publish daily figures on how the labour market develops, as opposed to periodical numbers. Enhanced surveillance should allow the government, all relevant authorities and the public to organize the action based on as timely a snapshot as possible. The monitoring of developments in the labor market is updated on a daily basis at jobindsats.dk, including figures of new vacancies and the recently unemployed. There will also be data once a week broken down by industries and job areas.
The monitoring is done by the Danish Labor Market and Recruitment Agency (Styrelsen for Arbejdsmarked og Rekruttering, STAR).
The labour market report is published every day at 10, except on holidays. The figures relating to layoffs and work allocations are updated weekly. This happens on the 3rd weekday of the week.
The report contains daily information on the amount of registered as unemployed with the authorities. It includes comparisons over time, both during and before the COVID-19 crisis.
Other statistics include: * reason for unemployment (such as: sickness, dismissal, or other) * new vacancies registered in "jobnet" (STARs job posting service).
|Applies to all workers||Applies to all businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Public employment service
No special funding required
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement||No involvement|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Eurofound (2020), Expanded monitoring of the labour market, measure DK-2020-12/788 (measures in Denmark), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/DK-2020-12_788.html
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