Unfilled vacancies reach record high in BelgiumThursday, 06 September 2018 17:18
The highest increase in unfilled posts was in Flanders, where the number of vacant jobs went up by 4,980 in the second quarter. Flanders also had the highest job vacancy rate, 3.86%, followed by Brussels (3.38%) and Wallonia (2.79%).
Statbel said 65.6% of vacant jobs were in four economic sectors: sciences and services (19.6%, 28,630 vacancies); non-market sector (17.3%, 25,280 vacancies); industry (14.7%, 21,350 vacancies) and commerce (14.0%, 20,430 vacancies).
The job vacancy rates went up mainly in the accommodation and food services sector (+1.34%), real estate (+0.72) and construction (+0.69).
On the other hand, the rates went down in commerce (-0.45%) and finance (-0.33%)
The Brussels Times
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