Luxembourg -Partial unemployment with state compensation -December 18, 2013

The Economic Council has granted 41 requests to place employees under reduced working hours, with a total of 2,457 workers affected. The companies employ a combined 4,280 workers, meaning that well over half of them will work under partial unemployment starting January 2104. This means that companies can reduce costs, with the state compensating lost wages. Partial unemployment is granted to companies in a tough financial situation.

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