The rate of employment in Belgium, in the second quarter has gone up to 71 per cent. This is the highest number ever, according to figures from the Belgian statistical agency Statbel.

now, as Compared to the same period in the previous year there is an increase of 2 percentage points, and compared to the first quarter by 1.2 percentage points. At the beginning of this year, the growth rate of the number of employees ground to a halt, but now it’s going back in the right direction. The Eu-wide target for Belgium is situated at an employment rate of 73.2 per cent by the year 2020.

in the second quarter, significantly more people aged 55 and over, at the speed of 52,3 per cent of people aged 55 and over, it is back to work. In the first quarter to only 50.8 per cent. Of all the age groups, increases in the employment rate there is one of the strongest increases. In the 20 – to 54-year-olds, the increase amounted to 1.1 per cent. In this age group, it is 76,4% of the Belgians, to the work.

The trend is positive in all three regions, although there are still large regional differences. For example, the employment rate is the highest in Flanders, and is now 76 per cent. Also, the growth rate was the highest in Belgium: +1,9 percentage points compared to the first quarter of the year. In Wallonia, the rate of employment to 65,2 per cent, a mere 0.1 of a percentage point more than in the first quarter of the year. In Brussels, there was an increase of 1.1 percentage points compared to the first quarter of this year, but the employment rate is the lowest, at less than 61,7 percent of the time.

you can Also use the level of unemployment in Belgium drops at a time, up to 5.4 per cent in the second quarter of the year. That is, the lowest level since the start of the measurements taken in the 1980’s, according to Statbel.
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