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Luxembourg added 1,700 more public service jobs last year
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Luxembourg added 1,700 more public service jobs last year

by Emery P. DALESIO 10.05.2021
Public payrolls exceeded 31,000 as state remains country's largest employer
Luxembourg added soldiers, teachers and hundreds of other civil servants to the country's payroll last year
Luxembourg added soldiers, teachers and hundreds of other civil servants to the country's payroll last year
Photo credit: Guy Wolff

Luxembourg's public payroll added more than 1,700 teachers, technicians and bureaucrats last year as the state continued its status as the country's largest employer.

New data on civil service employment showed that the government employed more than 31,000 people at the end of 2020. About 45% of civil servants are employed in education and 40% in the general administration, a government report issued on Friday said.

More than half of the jobs (52%) were held by women last year, though men held 71% of managerial positions, the report said.

State payrolls have added more than 1,000 new recruits every year since 2017 as Luxembourg's population continued to grow. The country's population is expected to increase by 48% within three decades and hit almost 924,000 by 2050, the Interregional Employment Market Observatory said in a report in January.


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