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20% of minimum wage employees in Luxembourg are young men

Last time updated
14.02.23
20% of minimum wage employees in Luxembourg are young men

Starting in April, the minimum wage in Luxembourg will amount to 2,508 euros for an unskilled worker and 3,009 euros for a skilled worker. Around 67,000 people receive the minimum wage in the Grand Duchy.

The General Inspectorate of Social Security (IGSS) brings up five main domains that employes minimal wage and unskilled workers:

  1. Automobiles trading and repair;
  2. Hospitality sector – hotels, restaurants, and catering;
  3. Human health and social action;
  4. Construction sector;
  5. Transport and warehousing.

Speaking of other highlights of the IGSS study. Male dominance persists in terms of minimum wages as well: in total 16% more men receive social minimum wage, than women.

When it comes to age, the situation is quite predictable. Young people, 20-24 years old, represent around 20% of all the workers, who receive unqualified minimum wage in the Grand Duchy. This is due to their lack of experience when they are not qualified yet and just starting their careers.

Another big group of minimum wage workers is people aged 25-29, working for a qualified minimal salary — 17%. This figure appears to be more concerning, according to the latest indexations and general economic recession.

Last time updated
14.02.23

Source: Paperjam

Authors: Daria