According to the Labour Market Service Liechtenstein (AMS FL), 410 people were recorded as unemployed in April. As this was only six less than recorded in March, the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 2.1 per cent. This is quite different when compared to April 2016 when there were 55 more unemployed people. The difference between April 2016 and April 2017 corresponds to a drop of 0.3 percentage points.
The six fewer people who reported as unemployed last month come from three age categories. Youth unemployment (15 to 24 years of age) went down by one person, corresponding to a decline of 1.6 per cent. In comparison to last year, there were 13 people less unemployed people.
There were two less unemployed people in the 25-to-49-years age group, corresponding to a decline of 0.9 per cent. In comparison to April 2016, this is 45 people or 16.5 per cent less.
A decline in unemployment figures was also recorded in the 50+ age category, with three less people reported as unemployed. The decrease of 2.5 per cent over March 2017 corresponds, however, to an increase of 2.6 per cent over the previous year, when there were three less unemployed people.
127 people were in temporary work, as the money they had received from the state had either been suspended or temporarily cut back. This is three more people than in the previous month, but three less than in April 2016.