In the European Union (EU), the internationally agreed labor force concept is used to record employment and unemployment. This is based on labor force surveys (LFS) in the EU countries. The focus of the Labor Force Survey is the continuous reporting on a weekly basis of the ILO employment status and its monthly change. In detail, this means providing the relevant data for employed, unemployed and inactive persons, their absolute change as well as the unemployment rate and its change. The infas Institute for Applied Social Sciences has been conducting the labor force survey for Luxembourg’s statistics authority, STATEC, since 2009.

Since 2015, the Labor Force Survey has been conducted as a CATI and CAWI survey (mixed methods). The survey is aimed at the registered population aged 15 and over in Luxembourg. Interviews are offered in Luxembourgish, French, German, English and Portuguese. The language can be changed flexibly during the interview. A net total of around 350 interviews are conducted per week over 52 weeks.