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The actual working time is 1700 hours per year. In slight decline after the crisis, this number of hours has almost returned to the level of 2008. The actual working hours in the Grand Duchy correspond to the average of the European Union, while they are significantly higher than those of the neighbouring countries and bordering regions.
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At the beginning of each European semester, STATEC publishes medium-term projections for the next 5 years. This set of figures feeds in particular the work of the National Economic and Financial Committee (CEFN) for the establishment of the Stability Program (SGP). For 2019, STATEC maintains its growth forecast of 3% for real GDP. After a rebound in 2020, growth would gradually return to its potential rate, which STATEC is currently estimating at just under 3%.
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Women in Luxembourg give birth to their first child at the age of 31. Their life expectancy is 84 years. 54% of the women were born in the Grand Duchy and their monthly expenses amount to 3,500 euros per month. These are data published by STATEC on the occasion of the International Day for Women's Rights on 8 March.
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Following the monthly decrease in January due to winter sales, the consumer price index is increasing by 1.5% in February. However, when neutralizing the effect of higher prices due to the end of the winter sales period, the index still increases by 0.2% compared to the previous month. This movement is mainly explained by a new rise in prices of oil products. The annual inflation rate is increasing to reach 2.1% in February.
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In 2018, 26.3% of Luxembourg households say they are having trouble making ends meet. This figure is down 2 points from 2017 and is almost identical to that of 2015. For 69.2% of households who report having difficulty making ends meet, the financial burden of housing is perceived as important.
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STATEC has established a demographic atlas which analyzes the demographic situation of the Luxembourg population at commune level. The attention is put on the demographic phenomena which make vary the number of the population: birth, mortality and spatial mobility. For each demographic indicator, the atlas has a brief description and an illustrative map. Thanks to the fruitful collaboration with the Cadastre and Topography Administration, cartographic representations can be visualized on the national geoportal.
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The scientific literature has found evidence that age differences between classmates are disadvantageous for the youngest students in a class. For example, youngest students are characterized by lower educational performance, they are more likely to be misdiagnosed with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, have lower self-esteem, and are more frequently bullied. Based on this background, a study co-written by STATEC Research, assesses whether the youngest students in a class suffer from lower life-satisfaction.
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Luxembourg industrial output was more dynamic than that of the euro zone in late 2018, but not over the year as a whole. As Luxembourg and European industrial business cycles are relatively well synchronised, the trend reversal seen in the euro zone since 2018 is a negative signal for Luxembourg industry over the short term.
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This represents a decrease of 1,442 people. The unemployment rate is 5.1% in January 2019.
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