Luxembourg -Labour and social cohesion; risk of poverty remains high -October 16, 2015

In the 2015 Labour and Social Cohesion Report, released by the statistical office STATEC, some positive results are revealed, but also a set of alarming figures. With an unemployment rate of 5.9% Luxembourg, compared to the European average of 10.4 %, is still doing well and comes in fourth after Germany, Austria and Malta. Most affected are people with little education. Since 2000, salaries have risen by about 46%, more than in any other EU country. However, purchasing power has not matched this rate and only increased by 8% since 2000. Since the crisis, it increased slightly for the first time in 2013, +1.9%, and +1.2% in 2014. Moreover, one in five citizens (19%), according to Europe-wide calculations, lives in threat of poverty and threatened with social exclusion. In 2003, this rate was still at 15.8%. Chapter 3 of the reports provides detailed figures on wage developments, purchasing power and the effect of the economic crisis on earnings.

English: http://www.wort.lu/en/business/statec-social-report-2015-risk-of-poverty...

http://www.statistiques.public.lu/en/news/social-conditions/social-live/2015/...  

French: http://www.statistiques.public.lu/catalogue-publications/cahiers...  

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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