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Factsheet for measure LU-2018-15/2643 – measures in Luxembourg
|Country||Luxembourg , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 08 April 2018|
|Context||Restructuring Support Instruments|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Ensuring business continuity and support for essential services
– Smoothing frictions or reallocation of workers
|Author||Patrick Thill (LISER) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||23 June 2022 (updated 14 November 2022)|
The RETEL Employment Observatory (Réseau d’étude sur le marché du travail et de l’emploi) was launched in November 2011 to provide data on Luxembourg's labour market and to build a network between different organisations that provide such data, mainly the Public Employment Agency (ADEM), the National Statistical Office (STATEC), and the General inspectorate of Social Security (IGSS).
Funding is provided by several partners:
RETEL conducts surveys and studies, as well as the treatment of administrative data from previous surveys to conduct studies on the current labour market. The observatory also forecasts labour market developments. This approach is part of the reform of the Public Employment Agency (ADEM) to overcome the shortcomings of the measurement and knowledge of the labour market.
RETEL organised a large conference in 2012 to evaluate employment support measures in Luxembourg. On 24 October 2014, RETEL published a first monitoring of the labour market (Tableau de bord du marché de l'emploi ). RETEL also organised a series of seminars in 2018.
In the framework of the Public Employment Agency ADEM reform, launched in 2012, the observatory has seen its role increased in order to provide more accurate data on the labour market by linking with the three bodies that collect data in Luxembourg: STATEC, ADEM and IGSS. Since October 2014, RETEL has published a monitoring of the labour market (Tableau de bord du marché de l'emploi) on a regular basis: October 2014, February 2015, June 2015, October 2015 and June 2016 , June 2017, and in June 2019.
Employees in standard employment
||Applies to all businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Public employment service
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Eurofound (2022), Employment Observatory - RETEL, measure LU-2018-15/2643 (measures in Luxembourg), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/LU-2018-15_2643.html
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