Unemployment continues to fall in BrusselsFriday, 03 August 2018 17:43
During the month of July, 10,979 persons registered as unemployed. These included 9,561 persons who had been on the unemployment list before, and 1,418 new registrations. A total of 8,847 formerly unemployed persons were no longer on the list. As a result, the net increase in the number of unemployed jobseekers on a monthly basis was 2,132 persons or 2.4%.
In July, 63,612 jobseekers applied for unemployment allocations in Brussels Region, 3,570 young people participated in professional insertion internships and another 23,491 persons registered as employment seekers, on a free or compulsory basis.
Youthful unemployment, which has been decreasing continuously for 62 months now, is now at 20.6%. Brussels has 7,893 young jobseekers, its lowest number since the creation of the Brussels-Capital Region in 1989.
Of the 90,673 unemployed jobseekers registered in July, 13,426 (14.8%) receive help from Public Social Action Centres (CPAS), which provide shelter and social assistance to those who need them.
Actiris received a total of 17,008 employment offers in July, including 5,715 offers for jobs in the Brussels Region.
The Brussels Times
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