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The most dynamic fields of activities are the specialized activities and the support services, plus 5.8% over a year. We also notice an increase, of 4.8 % over a year, in information and communication office.
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Statec is looking for volunteers to prepare its next victim survey in 2018. The aim of these discussion groups is to define the aspects to be treated as well as testing the questionnaire.
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Survey data are a primary tool to inform about the state of contemporary societies. They must accurately report respondents' answers. However, sometimes they don't. In a paper we analyse the consequences of duplicate records and we evaluate the effectiveness of various methods to deal with this problem.
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Following the monthly decrease in January due to winter sales, the consumer price index, compiled by STATEC, is increasing by 1.4% in February. However, when neutralizing the effect of higher prices due to the end of the winter sales period, the index still increases by 0.3% compared to the previous month. By reaching + 1.8%, the annual inflation rate remains on an upward path. The annual core inflation rate is +1.2%.
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In 2014, women spent five and a half hours a day with their children, two hours longer than men. The two extra hours is mainly due to domestic chores and meal preparations. The differences between women and men who work full-time are chiefly noticed when children are young.
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The BCL’s consumer confidence indicator has stabilised in February 2017.The components of the indicator have evolved heterogeneously this month.
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More “in-house” growth
22-02-2017 | STATEC

GDP in the euro zone has risen quite steadily over recent quarters, although it is not very high. Most Member States have seen domestic demand pick up, mainly due to household consumption. Luxembourg is likely to share in this trend, perhaps as early as late 2016 and certainly even more so this year.
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On 31 January 2017, Luxembourg had 17 792 registered unemployed residents. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.2%.
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STATEC forecasts inflation to stand at 1.8% in 2017. Merely at 0.3% in 2016, the inflation rate would rise substantially this year partly due to a positive impact of oil prices, the first one in 5 years. For 2018, STATEC forecasts a slight lowering of the overall inflation rate to 1.6% despite a gradual increase in underlying inflation. Based on these forecasts, the next automatic indexation of wages and salaries would occur in 2018.
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This LISER publication shows that major inequalities in population health between countries remain a challenge for the EU. Differences in socio-economic and demographic factors explain up to one third of inequality in self-reported health in the EU countries, including Luxembourg.
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