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Factsheet for measure LU-2018-15/2643 – measures in Luxembourg

Employment Observatory - RETEL

RETEL - Réseau d'étude sur le marché du travail et de l'emploi

Country Luxembourg , applies nationwide
Time period Open ended, started on 08 April 2018
Context Restructuring Support Instruments
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category 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)

Background information

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:

  • Ministry of Work, Employment, Social and Solidarity Economy
  • IGSS (Inspection Générale de la Sécurité Sociale)
  • Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER)
  • National Statistical Office (STATEC)
  • Public Employment Agency (ADEM)

Content of measure

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.

Use of measure


Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Employees in standard employment
Applies to all businesses Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
Public employment service
National funds

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role Unknown Unknown
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • Unknown
  • Main level of involvement: Unknown



Views and reactions



  • 09 May 2018: RETEL Seminars 2018 (
  • 07 September 2018: Réseau d’étude sur le marché du travail et de l’emploi (RETEL) / Network RETEL website (
  • 15 November 2019:  Le tableau de bord du RETEL - Observatoire de l'emploi / RETEL monitoring of the labour market – Observatory of employment (June 2019) (


Eurofound (2022), Employment Observatory - RETEL, measure LU-2018-15/2643 (measures in Luxembourg), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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