The unemployment rate of residents is currently at its lowest level since 2012, at 6.2%. That's 0.5% lower than in November 2015. Proportionately, there are slightly more unemployed men than unemployed women. The over-50s are more affected, as are people with a 'lower' level of education.
The 2016 competitiveness report, published on 8 December, puts the Grand Duchy in 7th place on the list of all the countries in the European Union. In this 2016 edition, most of the indicators are green and growth is tending towards a qualitative logic. Compared with its neighbours, only the Netherlands are ahead of the Grand Duchy, ranking third in the general list.
Since 2010, the practice of telework has clearly been increasing in the country: +3.1% in 5 years. That means that 6.1% of the active population were working at least 8 hours per week from their home in 2015. Suffice to say that the European average lies around 3%.
At the end of November each year, the Ombuds-Comité fir d'Rechter vum Kand (committee for children's rights, ORK) presents it annual report. In the 2016 edition, the main part of the report is entitled 'Being different is normal - children with specific needs'.