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The 98 municipalities of Denmark are individually responsible for implementation of the active labour market policy (ALMP) which is administered by local job centres. The role of the agency is to communicate the legislation and guide the municipalities in their work with the citizens.

The municipality assumes sole responsibility for job centres in 2009

As an element of the budget agreement for 2009, it was decided that as of 1 August 2009, the employment system would consist of a unified employment scheme administered by the municipalities with a strong national supervision. The idea is that a unified system will work better as a framework to spur employment.

At the national level, a central authority, formerly The National Labour Market Authority, now The Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment (STAR), was along with four regional employment units responsible for supervision and control of the local municipalities. 

Last updated: 22-05-2023