At the end of December 2015 unemployment in Flanders stood at 228,987, 710 job-seekers (0.3%) fewer than at the same time in 2014, according to figures released on Monday by Flemish Employment Minister, Philippe Muyters. This improvement makes December 2015 the fifth consecutive month to see a drop in unemployment in the north of the country. Unemployment was down in all age groups except the over 60s (+5,560/+155.4%). The dip was particularly noticeable in the 55-60 age group (-4.6%).
Oscar Schneider (Source: Belga)